Pachyphyllum pastorelliae [D Trujillo] in ed. SECTION Orchidotypus

Drawing by Bennett & Christenson

Full shadeColdFall

Common Name Pastorelli's Pachyphyllum [Peruvian Orchid Enthuisiast current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Peru in wet cloud forests at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a fractiflex, complanate, branching stem enveloped by imbricating, distichous, persistent leaf sheaths carrying obliquely elliptic-ovate, obtuse, ciliolate, basally twisted, apple green leaves that blooms in the fall on axillary, sub-sessile, single to occasionally 2 flowereed inflorescence with ovate-infundibuliform, obtuse floral bracts.

"Similar to Pachyphyllum gracillimum but differs in having the trilobed lip and the floral tube formed by the connate sepals." Trujillo 2014

Synonyms Fernandezia aurorae (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) M.W.Chase 2011; *Fernandezia pastorelliae D.Trujillo 2014; Orchidotypus aurorae (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Szlach., Kolan. & Mystkowska 2014; Orchidotypus pastorelliae (D.Trujillo) Szlach., Kolan. & Mystkowska 2016; Pachyphyllum aurorae D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 546 Bennett & Christenson 1998 as P aurorae drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as P aurorae; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014 as Fernandezia pastorelliae