Pachyphyllum pectinatum Rchb.f. 1878 SECTION Pachyphyllum

Plant and Flowers Photos by R E Repasky and The Biodiversity Information System Website

Full Shade Cold

Common Name The Comb-Like Pachyphyllum

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2460 to 3500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with erect to more or less arcuate, simple to sparsely branched, rather slender, densely to loosely many leaved stem enveloped entirely by longitudinally nervose leaf sheaths carrying conduplicate, recurved, oblong-acuminate, apiculate, the anterior margin minutely denticulate leaves that blooms on a racemose, shorter than the leaves, few flowered inflorescence with triangular to triangular-lanceolate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts carrying very small, campanulate, white to ivory colored flowers.

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

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