!Pachyphyllum distichum Kunth 1816 SECTION Pachyphyllum

TYPE for the genus Photo by of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Pastorelli


Common Name The Two Rowed Pachyphyllum [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size 1/10" [2 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet cloud forests with very cool nights as a miniature to large sized, cold to cool growing, pseudomonopodial epiphyte at elevations of 2800 to 3200 meters with infrequently branching stems enveloped completely by persistent leaf sheaths and alternate, distichous, conduplicate, ovate leaves that blooms in the spring on a subsessile, axillary inflorescence that is shorter than the leaves with 7 to 9, campanulate, cupped flowers .

Synonyms Fernandezia distichoides M.W.Chase 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as P hartwegii drawing; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as P hartwegii; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Dunsterville and Garay 1979; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 3 COS 1991; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 photo good; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 342 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 547 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae Jimenez Hijo 2014; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 drawing fide;