Pachyphyllum hispidulum (Rchb.f.) Garay & Dunst. 1965 SECTION Orchidotypus Photo courtesy of Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade cold Spring THROUGHSpring

Common Name The Shaggy Pachyphyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in upper montane cloud forest and disturbed primary cloud forests at elevations of 2600 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cold and pendant growing epiphyte with weak, basally branching stems enveloped by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying fleshy, distichous, falcate-lanceolate to elliptic, rough and pointy surfaced, acute, diminishing in size towards the apex, basally clasping leaves to the hispidulous, sheaths with a pair of stipule-like appendages on each side of the articulation that blooms in the spring through summer on an axillary, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with minute flowers.

Synonyms *Aeranthes hispidula Rchb.f. 1876; Campylocentrum hispidulum (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1903; Dichaea microscopica Kraenzl. 1923; Fernandezia hispidula (Rchb.f.) M.W.Chase 2011; Orchidotypus hispidulus (Rchb.f.) Senghas 1995; Orchidotypus muscoides Kraenzl. 1906; Orchidotypus schultesii (L.O.Williams) Senghas 1995; Orchidotypus vareschii Foldats 1957; Pachyphyllum muscoides (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918; Pachyphyllum schultesii L.O.Williams 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 drawing ok; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicaum Plate 1476 Mora & Atwood 1992 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 as Orchidotypus schultesii drawing/photo good; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 as Orchidotypus hispidulus; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide