Anacheilium alagoensis [Pabst] Pabst, Moutinho & Pinto 1981 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Part sunWarm To Cool LATEWinter To EARLY Spring

Common Name The Aloagoas Anacheilium [a state of Brazil]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.9 cm]

Found in Alagoas and Bahia states of Brazil in Atlantic coastal rainforests at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, spindle-shaped, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly elliptical to linear leaves that blooms on a short to 1 1/4" long, 1 to 2 flowered, racemose inflorescence with non-resupinate flowers and occurs in the late winter and early spring.

Synonyms Encyclia alagoensis (Pabst) Pabst 1967 publ. 1972; *Epidendrum alagoense Pabst 1964; Prosthechea alagoensis (Pabst) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 179 Castro 2006 as Prosthechea alagoensis drawing ok/ photo fide

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