Phymatidium falcifolium Lindl. 1833 Photo By Will Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Plant and Flowers Photos By Milan Vagner

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


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; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Phymatidium tillandsioides drawing fide; 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