Anacheilium fuscum [Schlechter] Withner & Harding 2004 Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

Common Name The Dark Anacheilium [refers to the somber brown color of the flower]

Flower Size 1 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphytewith slender, cylindric-fusiform pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by several close, scarious, imbricate sheaths and carrying 2 to 3 oblong, retuse, coriaceous, tapering gradually below into basally clasping leaves that blooms in nature in the spring on a terminal pendunculate, laxly flowered, 9 1/4" [23 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a fully matured pseudobulb with 8 to 10 non-resupinate, fleshy flowers. This species can be mistaken for A bennettii.

Synonyms Encyclia fusca (Schltr.) D.E. Benn. & Christenson 1998 ; *Epidendrum fuscum Schlechter 1921; Prosthechea fusca [Schlechter] Bennet & Christ. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 442 Bennet & Christenson 1998 as Encyclia fusca drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 750 Bennett & Christenson 2001 as Prosthechea fusca in comments of P hajekii; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004;

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