Pachyphyllum serra Rchb.f. 1855 SECTION Pachyphyllum

Flower details TYPE Drawings by Rchb.f.

Full shade Cold

Common Name The Serrate Leaved Pachyphyllum

Flower Size

Found in Chachapoyae Peru without elevational data as a miniature to just small sized epiphyte with an apparently simple, stout, strict densely leafy stem enveloped by leaf sheaths that are longitudinally and transversly rugose and shiny carrying conduplicate, recurved, numerous, spreading, oblong-semilunate, acute, anterior margins minutely denticulate leaves that blooms on very short, racemose, much shorter than the leaves, few flowered inflorescence with triangular, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying very small flowers with sub-parellel segments.

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


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