Pachyphyllum squarrosum Lindl. 1845 Drawing by N. Oledrzynska and Pachyphyllum foreroi and P. idroboi spp. nov. (Orchidaceae, Vandoideae) from Colombia

Full shadeCold Summer Fall

Common Name The Bulky Pachyphyllum

Flower Size

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 2700 to 3750 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a simple to occasionally basally branching, curved, densely leafy stem enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying fleshy, lanceolate to ovate, somewhat falcate, hairy margin, minutely toothed towards the apex leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on axillary, to 1/2" [1.25 cm] long, usually 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence carrying small, tubular flowers.

Synonyms Fernandezia squarrosa (Lindl.) M.W.Chase 2011


W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae Jimenez Hijo 2014; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Kolanowska and Szlachetkp 2016 drawing fide;