Pachyphyllum piesikii Szlach., Mytnik & Rutk. 2007 TYPE Drawing by Szlach., Mytnik & Rutk.

Plant in situ Ecuador Photo by Piesik

Full shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name Piesik's Pachyphyllum [Polish discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm] long

Found in Chinchipe province of Ecuador in humid, submontane forests at lower elevations than other Pachypyllum as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, cylindrical, fleshy stem carrying several, distincly separated along the stem, not imbricating basally, , oblong-lanceolate to oblong-ligulate, fleshy, canaliculate, equally and shallowly bilobed apically, lobes rounded leaves that blooms in the spring on axillary, .4" [1 cm] long, laxly few flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, apiculate, thin floral bracts carrying large for the genus, greenish yellow flowers

Similar to P dalestromii but this one has the lip distinctly constricted in the apical quarter, the apical part is distinctly bilobulate, the callus of the lip is large and deeply bilobed and the deeply bilobed leaves that are at least twice as long as P dalestromii.

Synonyms Fernandezia piesikii (Szlach., Mytnik & Rutk.) M.W.Chase 2011

References

W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidee (Hamburg) 58: 94 Szlach., Mytnik & Rutk. 2007 Drawing/photo fide

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