Anacheilium papilio [Vell.] Pabst, Moutinho & Pinto 1981 Photo courtesy of Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website

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Common Name The Butterfly Anacheilium [refers to the flowers appearance]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais near Serra da Canastra, Rio de Janiero, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catalina state Brazil as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte on tree trunks in open forests with narrowed, conical-oblong, clustered pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical leaves and blooms on a terminal, 12 3/4" [32 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Encyclia papilio (Vell.) Pabst 1972 ; *Epidendrum papilio Vell. 1831; Hormidium papilio [Vell] Brieger?; Prosthechea papilio [Vell.] Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo/drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Pabst & Dungs 1972 as Encyclia hartwegii

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