Pachyphyllum lycopodioides Schltr. 1921 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Full shade Cold

Common Name The Club Moss-Like Pachyphyllum [Lycopodium A succulent plant genus]

Flower Size

Found in Huauco Peru in montane forests at elevations of 3400 to 3500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a strict, rather stout, densely leafy stem enveloped by close, imbricating, denticulate, leaf sheaths carrying recurved- spreading, oblong-ligulate, apiculate, fleshy, sparingly papillose-serrulate margin leaves that blooms on a lateral, erect-spreading but nodding above, peduncle sub-compressed, to .2" [5 mm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate, shortly acuminate floral bracts and carrying small, white, glabrous flowers

Synonyms Fernandezia lycopodioides (Schltr.) M.W.Chase 2011

References

W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961

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