!Phymatidium delicatulum Lindl. 1833 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Another Angle Flower Closeup

Plant and Inflorescence

Photo courtesy of Americo Docha Neto

Plant en situ Alto de la Serra do Moji Dos Cruzes, Sao Paulo State Brazil elevation 150 meters

Another View

Another View

Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl


Common Name or Meaning The Delicate Phymatidium

Flower Size 1/5" [0.5 cm.]

Found in the Mantiqueira Rain Forest Mountains of Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo state Brazil often occuring on small mossy tree trunks at elevations around 150 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphytic orchid with an erect, branched stem carrying several, ensiform, falcate, subulate, usually somewhat twisted and asymmetric, semiterete, subterete to somewhat three angled, pale green leaves that blooms in the fall in situ on few to several, finely papilloseto 4" [10 cm] long, zigzag, few to many flowered, racemose inflorescence with several, widely spaced, decurrent, thickish, subulate sterile bracts and similar floral bracts.

Synonyms Phymatidium delicatulum var. curvisepalum Toscano 2007; Phymatidium myrtophilum Barb.Rodr. 1881; Phymatidium paranaense Samp. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P myrtophilum; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Pabst & Dungs Band II 1975 Drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 6 1983 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 drawing fide/photo ok Lindleyana Vol 16 No 3 2001; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;