Anacheilium pachysepalum [Klotsch] Campacci 10 Aug 2004 Photo by Marcos Campacci


Common Name or Meaning Thick Sepal Anacheilium

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo states of Brazil on rocks at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte with fusiform, laterally compressed, sulcate, 4 to 5 internoded pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by deciduous, imbricating sheaths and carrying usually 3, apical, erect, subcoriaceous, elliptic-elongate, apiculate, dorsally keeled, dark green leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, erect, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence arising through a short spathe and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Cited as a synonym of Protheschea vespa, I have kept it separate because Marcos Campacci is adammant that it is a different species.

Synonyms Anacheilium sururuanum Campacci & Bohnke 2009; Auliza wilsonii Acuña 1939; *Epidendrum pachysepalum Klotzsch 1855; Epidendrum variegatum Hook. 1832; Hormidium variegatum Brieger 1960; Prosthechea pachysepala (Klotzsch) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2003; Prosthechea sururuana (Campacci & Bohnke) J.M.H.Shaw 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 73 Schlechter 1919 as Epidendrum variegatum Hkr; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol II Plate 185 Castro Neto 2006 as Prosthechea pachysepala drawing ok/photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Prosthechea pachysepala drawing/photo fide;