Pachyphyllum ecallosum D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 SECTION Capitulum

Plant and Flowers

Photos by R Repasky and The Atrium Bodiversity Information System Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Bennett & Christtenson

Part shade Cold to Fall

Common Name The Without Callus Pachyphyllum [Refers to this species lack of the bicarinate, bidentate callus on the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Huancavelica department of Peru in cold wet montane cloud forests at elevations around 3400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect monopodial stem enveloped by imbricating leaf sheaths carrying alternate, distichous, oblong, obtuse, apiculate, transversely rugulose, denticulate margined, tapering at the base leaves that blooms in the fall on axillary, shorter than the leaves, to .4" [1 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with ovate, larger than the flowers, apiculate, denticulate margined floral bracts.

Synonyms Fernandezia ecallosa (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) M.W.Chase 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 738 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing good to the photo/fide to the drawing; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014;