Anacheilium kautskyi (Pabst) Pabst, Moutinho & A.V.Pinto 1981 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

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Common Name or Meaning Kautsky's Anacheilium [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 5/8" [1.6 cm]

Found in Espiritu Santo Brazil in primary forests in bright light at elevations around 500 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with .8" [2 cm] between each ovoid, compressed pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, erect, stiff leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers

This plant can be confused with A campos-portoi but the major difference is that A kautskyi has two apically rounded leaves while A campos-portoi has a single apically acute leaf.

Synonyms *Encyclia kautzkii Pabst 1967; Prosthechea kautzkii (Pabst) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as Encyclia kautsky; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives The Debateable Epidendrum Vol 7 Withner & Harding 2004 photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Prosthechea kautskyii drawing/photo fide;

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