Anacheilium abbreviatum [Schlechter] Withner and Harding 2004 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photo Site


Common Name The Abreviated Anacheilium [refers to the Short Inflorescence]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [22.5 mm]

Found from Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as a small sized, hot to cool growing, cockleshell epiphyte occuring at 100 to 1400 meters in elevation in wet tropical evergreen forests with fusiform, lightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 ligulate, obliquely emarginate, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a 3/4" [1.5 cm]long, apical, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with the non-resupinate flowers held close to the apex of a mature pseudobulb.

This species is similar to Anacheilium calamriam but differs in being larger in plant and flower size.

Synonyms Encyclia abbreviata (Schltr.) Dressler 1961; *Epidendrum abbreviatum Schltr. 1906; Epidendrum prorepens Ames 1923; Prosthechea abbreviata (Schltr.) W. E. Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR as Protheschea abbreviata; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 208. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Epidendrum abbreviatum; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum abbreviatum; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Epidendrum abbreviatum; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956 as Epidendrum abbreviatum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 456 Dodson 1989 as Encyclia abbreviata drawing fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; Flora's Orchids Nash and La Croix 2005; Orchids of Panama Williams 1980 as Epidendrum abbreviatum; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993 as Encyclia abbreviata; The Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames and Correll 1985 as Epidendrum abbreviatum; The Genus Encyclia in Mexico Dressler & Pollard 1976 as Epidendrum abbreviatum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 678 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Encyclia abbreviata drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicaum Plate 456 Dodson 1989 drawing fide;Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 as Encyclia abbreviata photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 235 Bennet & Christenson 1995 as Encyclia abbreviata drawing fide; Icones planetarum tropicarum Plate 678 Dodson 1982 as Encyclia abbreviata; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Prosthechea abbreviata; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as Protheschea abbreviata drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 as Prosthechea abbreviata photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 as Prosthechea abbreviata photo fide;