Pachyphyllum pastii Rchb.f. 1855 SECTION Pachyphyllum Photo Ricardo Marin Thiele and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Mt Pasto Pachyphyllum [Volcano in Ecuador]

Flower Size .05" [1mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru on moss-covered shrubs in cold windswept elfin forests at elevations of 3000 to 4000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphytic orchid with a creeping erect, occasionally branching stem, enveloped completely by imbricating leaf bearing sheaths and carrying fleshy, elliptic, ovate, apiculate, hispidulous margined leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a short, axillary, lateral, .2" [6mm] long, racemose, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Fernandezia pastii (Rchb.f.) M.W.Chase 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Ceiba LO Wms. 1956; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Scweinfurth 1961; Flora de Venzuela Vol 15 Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 151 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1375 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing/photo fide;