Pachyphyllum tenue Schltr. 1921

SECTION Orchidotypus TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Full shade Cold

Common Name The Delicate Pachyphyllum

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 2400 to 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an arcuate, simple, slender stem enveloped completely by the leaf sheaths carrying rather loose, spreading, ligulate, apiculate, entire leaves that blooms on a solitary, erect-spreading, as long as to slightly longer than the leaves, .16 to .26" [4.5 to 6.5 mm] long, densely 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate-deltoid, acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying minute, campanulate, erect spreading flowers.

Synonyms Fernandezia tenuis (Schltr.) M.W.Chase 2011; Orchidotypus tenuis (Schltr.) Senghas 1995


W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 512 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961;Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 as Orchidotypus tenuis; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003;