Pleurothallis pachypus (F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Garay 1956Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning The Thick Footed Pleurothallis [refers to the thick bases of the ramicauls]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elvations around 1400 to 2800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, fasciculate, slender, slightly thickened basally ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the slender, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a .08" [2 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising and concealed within a reclining spathe at the base of the leaf and has a tublar floral bract

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe pachypus (F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Luer 2004; Pleurothallis quadrata C.Schweinf. 1942; *Stelis pachypus F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 drawing fide