Anacheilium pachysepalum [Klotsch] Campacci 10 Aug 2004 Photo courtesy of Marcos Campacci

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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 *Epidendrum pachysepalum Klotzsch 1855; Prosthechea pachysepala (Klotzsch) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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;

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