Pachyphyllum schultesii L.O.Williams 1941 Photo by Senghas SECTION Orchidotypus

Drawing Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay

Full shadeColdSummer

Common Name Schultes' Pachyphyllum [American Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela on small trees in elfin forests at elevations around 2600 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect to sub-erect sometimes decumbent, branching stem enveloped by imbricating leaf sheaths carrying very fleshy, linear-elliptic, apiculate, conduplicate, apical margins finely erose leaves that blooms in the summer on axillary, peduncle pale cream, shorter than the leaves, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Fernandezia schultesii (L.O.Williams) Carnevali & Dorr 2014; Orchidotypus schultesii (L.O.Williams) Senghas 1995


W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustratede Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 as Orchidoptypus schultesii drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo hmm;