Pachyphyllum tajacayaense D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 Drawing by Pastorelli

Full shade Cold LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Tajacaya Pachyphyllum [A town in Huancavelica province of Peru]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Huancavelica province of Peru in wet, cloud forests at elevations around 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, frequently branching, basaly rooting only, leafy stem enveloped entirely by imbricating leaf sheaths carrying alternate, distichous, thickly coriaceous, strongly conduplicate, elliptic-lanceolate when flattened, obliquely oblong in profile, acute-acuminate leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on many, shortly pedunculate, shorter than the leaves, sub-capitate, racemose, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying campanulate, pale greenish white flowers.

SynonymsFernandezia tajacayaensis (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) M.W.Chase 2011

References

W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 739 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 44-45 Schlechter/Brieger 2001;

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