Anacheilium pamplonense [Rchb.f] Withner & Harding 2004 Vespa Complex

Inflorescence

Plant Photos by Jay Pfahl

Another Color Form Photo by Alexander Reynolds and The INVENTORY OF THE VASCULAR PLANTS OF MAQUIPUCUNA, ECUADOR Website

Common Name or Meaning The Pamplona Anacheilium [refers to the town in Venezuela where it was discovered]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations around 1800 to 2700 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte, terresrial or lithophyte with tall, slender pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical leaves and flowers on an erect, terminal, fleshy, rigid, racemose, few to several [to 14] flowered inflorescence with non-resupinate flowers occuring in the summer.

This species and A tigrina are often said to be synonyms but, this species has a squarish notched lip and A tigrina has a rounded lip, thereby separating them as individual species.

Synonyms Encyclia pamplonense (Rchb. f.) Carnevali 1984; *Epidendrum pamplonense Rchb. f. 1849; Prosthechea pamplonensis (Rchb. f.) W.E. Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Epidendrum pamplonense; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Epidendrum pamplonense drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 7 1980 photo; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Prosthechea pamplonenesis drawing good; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Protheschea pamplonense drawing/photo ; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 as Epidenbdrum pamplonense; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as Prosthechea pamplonensis photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 as Prosthechea pamplonense photo fide;

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