Pleurothallis pachyphyta Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Antenniferae 1998

Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shadeCoolCold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Broad Stemmed Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Ecuador and northern Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1500 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apcial, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 4, erect, dense, 3.2 to 6.4" [ 8 to 16 cm] long, simultaneously many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf with tublar floral bracts.

Synonyms Anathallis pachyphyta (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Panmorphia pachyphyta (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia pachyphyta (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis pachyphyta; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing Fide to drawing; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia pachyphyta; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia pachyphyta drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis pachyphyta photo fide