Anacheilium bulbosum (Vell.) Withner & P.A.Harding 2004 Photo by Helmut Bechtel

Inflorescence Photo by Lourens Grobler

Fragrant Part Shade CoolSummer THROUGHFall

Common Name The Bulb-Shaped Anacheilium

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil on trees and rocks in cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing with elongate, ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, strap-shaped leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, erect, fleshy, 4 to 4.8" [10 to 12 cm] long, 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate, clove scented flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia bulbosa (Vell.) Pabst 1967 publ. 1972; Encyclia inversa (Lindl.) Pabst 1976; *Epidendrum bulbosum Vell 1831; Epidendrum inversum Lindl. 1839; Epidendrum latro Rchb.f. ex Cogn. 1898; Prosthechea bulbosa (Vell.) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998; Prosthechea latro (Rchb.f. ex Cogn.) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2003; Prosthechea inversa (Lindl.) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Epidendrum inversum drawing ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Hormidium inversum; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as Encyclia bulbosa photo fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as Encyclia bulbosa; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives The Debateable Epidendrum Withner Vol 6 2004 photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Prosthechea bulbosa drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 as Prosthechea bulbosa