Pachyphyllum stuebelii Schltr. 1920 SECTION Pachyphyllum Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Another Drawing Drawing by Alcantara

Full shade Cold Spring

Common Name Stuebel's Pachyphyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Peru in elfin forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, simple stem enveloped entirely by imbricating leaf sheaths carrying alternate, distichous, strongly conduplicate-compressed, elliptic when flattened, anteriorly denticulate margined leaves that blooms in the spring on a many axillary, short, peduncle to .2" [.5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with small, ovate floral bracts and carrying white, campanulate flowers.

P steubelii is similar to P pastii but differs in the denticulate lip which in P pastii is not denticulate.

Synonyms Fernandezia stuebelii (Schltr.) M.W.Chase 2011;

References

W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 283 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 343 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Zelenko and Bermudez 2009 as P sp pg 267 middle left photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae Jimenez Hijo 2014 photo fide

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