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Pachyplectron

This is a discussion on Pachyplectron within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; So, evidently there are not any pictures of this orchid anywhere I have been able ...

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    So, evidently there are not any pictures of this orchid anywhere I have been able to find on the web. I recently picked up a copy of "The Orchids: Natural History and Classification" by R. Dressler. REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLY neat book, and with a nice breakdown of the tribes and subtribes. Thick if you are not into scientific geek-speak (Julie, I can only imagine the "proper" British-accented botanical latin pronunciationsof some of these things). Well, the drawings of leaf shape of pachyplectron caught my eye, and I was interested in seeing a photo, can't find one. Any help?

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    Been having a look on the net.I have found ,but as a genus
    I have found this sepcies Pachyplectron aphyllum.
    Here is a link that may help. http://************************/rpsaz
    Hoping that this helps

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    have done some more hunting for you these may be of use

    http://************************/nr7ul

    http://************************/k4vvm

    both the links are for Pachyplectron arifolium Schltr

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    Aaron,

    Pachyplectron falls under the tribe Cranichis (Crnchs.)

    Here's a Latin description I found:
    "Within Cranichideae, Pachyplectroninae and Goodyerinae form a well-supported monophyletic group."

    The AOS lists Cranichis as a genus and not a tribe, so they have no record of Pachyplectron. I think you're falling into a nomenclature crack, where to some it's called one thing, and to others it's called something else.

    But check this out:
    http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs...gnlist.pl?1821

    It's a breakdown of tribe Cranichis. It lists a genus Pachyplectron. The kicker is, it appears to be poorly distinguished. It lists Pachyplectron as, "a catch-all record for unidentified or unnamed plants of Pachyplectron." That's certainly circular logic!

    That makes me wonder if the species are known under a different genus.

    I suggest you e-mail Lisa, Queen of Orchidaceae nomenclature (not to be confused with Sheena, Queen of the Jungle!)


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    I found Pachyplectron arifolium listed in CITES paper .
    The listing was under >50 <1000

    It seems to com from the pacific,from the links that I gave earlier New Caledonia
    seems likly place

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