Pachyphyllum mexicanum Dressler & Hágsater 1976 SECTION Orchidotypus Drawing by © Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Mexican Pachyphyllum

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in Oaxaca & Guerrero states of Mexico in windy, cold, wet, evergreen cloud forests on tree trunks in mosses at elevations of 2500 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a monopodial, simple to 2 laterally branched stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheaths carrying distichous, articulate to the sheaths, somewhat fleshy, linear-elliptic to lanceolate, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, axillary, from the upper axils, short, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with 2 triangular floral bracts and very small, campanulate flowers.

Synonyms Fernandezia mexicana (Dressler & Hágsater) M.W.Chase 2011; Orchidotypus mexicanus (Dressler & Hágsater) Senghas 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 6(3): 73-74 Dressler & Hagsater drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 81 Hagsater 1990 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 as Orchidotypus mexicanus;