Phymatidium falcifolium Lindl. 1833

Plant and Flowers Photos By Milan Vagner

Plant Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Hanging Gardens

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Common Name The Falcate Leafed Phymatidium

Flower Size 1/8" [5 mm]

This is a dwarf epiphyte that is found in Brazil that appears to be a Tillandsia with a short stem carrying spirally arranged, linear-aciculate, delicate light green, pin-like, acute, recurved, bilateally flattened leaves held in a tuft, that blooms on a erect, short, laxly 3 to 10 flowered, slender inflorescence occuring in the summer with linear bracts that is a bit longer than the leaves and needs deep shade, high humidity and year round water and fertilizer.

Synonyms Phymatidium lopesii Ruschi 1969; Phymatidium tillandsioides Barb. Rodr. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P tillandsioides; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen #2 5-8 tafel 3 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as Phymatidium tillandsioides drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Pabst & Dungs Band II 1975 Drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilense Pabst & Dungs Band II 1975 as P tillandsoides Drawing hmm/photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; A taxonomic revision of the genus Phymatidium Toscano de Brito Kew 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 4 2008 photo

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