Pachyphyllum stuebelii Schltr. 1920 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 axilalry, 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;


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