Homalopetalum pachyphyllum (L.O. Williams) Dressler 1964 Photos by Julio Valdez Partida

Another Flower Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream

Common Name The Broad-Leafed Homalopetalum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

A miniature sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte found in Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero and Mexico states of Mexico at elevations around 1800 to 2800 meters on trees in oak, oak-pine, or mixed deciduous forests of the Pacific coast with a creeping rhizome giving rise to erect, ovoid pseuobullbs enveloped partially by an inflated sheath and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, oblong lanceolate, blunt or apiculate apically leaf that blooms in the fall on a .2" to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Scaphyglottis pachyphylla L.O. Williams 1946

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 4 1982 photo; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 drawing fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998 photo fide;