Pachyphytoides ‘파키피토이데스’  De Smet, 1874

Origin unknown, named and described by Louis de Smet in his 1874 catalogue, p.9, as "Echeveria pachyphitioïdes" :

“Superbe hybride entre le Pachyphytum bracteosum et Echeveria metallica : les feuilles ont la couleur de celui-ci et la forme de celui-là, mais deux à trois fois plus grandes. “ 
“Superb hybrid of Pachyphytum bracteosum and Echeveria metallica : the leaves have the colour of the latter and the shape of the former, but twice or three times as large.”

x Pachyveria pachyphytoide (De Smet) Berg. (P. bracteosum x E. metallica)  (in: "Echeveria Hybrids" by E. Walther, CSJ US, 1934, pp. 53-56).

Jacobsen, A Handbook of Succulent Plants, 1960, p. 720:

“x Pachyveria pachyphytoides (L. de Smet) E. Walth. (Echeveria x pachyphytoides L de Smet, Pachyphytum x pachyphytoides Bgr.). – Hybrid: Pachyphytum bracteosum Link, Klotzsch et Otto x Echeveria gibbiflora var. metallica (Lem.) Bak. – Stem 30 to 40 cm. high, 3-3 cm. thick; L. resembling those of Pachyphytum bracteosum, greenish-white; F. scape very stout, 40 – 50 cm. long, set with numerous leaf-like bracts, with pale reddish F. Easily grown, blooming almost the whole year.”

Jacobsen, Lexicon of Succulent Plants, second edition, 1977, p. 314:

“x P. pachyphytoides (L. de Smet) E. Walth. Cv. Pachyphytoides (E. p. L. de Smet ex Morren, P. p. (L. de Smet) Bgr.). – Hybrid : P. bracteosum x E. gibbiflora v. metallica. – Caulescent ; L. oblong-ovate to spatulate, 12 cm long, 5 cm across above, blue-green, somewhat reddish ; Fl. light red. “

The European Gardenflora IV, 1995, p. 219:

“x P. pachyphytoides (Morren) Walther (Echeveria gibbiflora x Pachyphytum bracteosum). Illustration: Succulenta 42: 86 (1963).
Stem thick, stiffly erect, usually unbranched, 20 – 40 cm, with spiralled leaf scars, topped by a rosette of flat, spreading, oblanceolate, obtuse or rounded leaves to 12 x 5 cm, bluish glaucous with a purple flush. Inflorescences to 40 cm, with usually 3 scrolled branches bearing numerous, small, crowded, short-stalked flowers. Sepals longer than corolla. Petals pinkish red, appendaged. ….
Similar to Pachyphytum bracteosum, but distinguished by the forked inflorescence, more pointed bracts, sepal shape and pale tips to the petals.”

Original Dutch article by J. van Keppel

English translation of van Keppel's aricle 


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