!Pachyphyllum distichum Kunth 1816

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

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Common Name The Two Rowed Pachyphyllum

Flower Size 1/10" [2 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet cloud forests with very cool nights as a miniature, 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 on a subsessile, axillary inflorescence that is shorter than the leaves with 7 to 9, campanulate, cupped flowers occuring in the spring.

Synonyms

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 Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Dunsterville and Garay 1979; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 3 COS 1991; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 photo good; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 342 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 547 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as P falcifolium photo ok

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