Anacheilium ionophlebium (Rchb.f.) Withner & P.A.Harding 2004 Photo courtesy of Weyman Busssey, plant grown by Woodstream Orchids

Plant and Flower Photo courtesy of Marius Wasbauer

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Takao Ishii and His Orchid Photo Pages Copyright ©

Plant and Flower insitu Panama Photo by © Wilfried Löderbusch

Common Name The Violet Colored Veins Anacheilium

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found only in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 700 to 1100 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with spindle-shaped to ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs carrying two, apical, erect, elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring on a 6" [15 cm] long, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Encyclia ionophlebia (Rchb.f.) Dressler 1961; *Epidendrum ionophlebium Rchb.f. 1866; Prosthechea ionophlebia (Rchb.f.) W.E.Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR as Protheschea ionophlebia; Beitr. Orchid.-k. C. Amer. 103. 1866 as Epidendrum ionophlebium; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 120. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Epidendrum ionophlebium; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum ionophlebium; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Epidendrum ionophlebium; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956 as E ionophlebium; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958 as Epidendrum ionophlebium; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961 as Epidendrum ionophlebium; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Epidendrum ionophlebium; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1017 Atwood & Mora 1993 as Encyclia ionophlebia drawing fide; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner, Harding Vol 7 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 3 2007 photo as Prosthechea ionophlebia;