Anacheilium radiatum (Lindl.) Pabst, Moutinho & A.V. Pinto 1981 Mexico Type Photo by © Diederick Antoni

Belize TypePhotos by © Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Lined Petal Anacheilium - In Mexico "Flor Conchita"

Flower Size to around 1" [to 2.5 cm]

Found in San Luis Potosi, Queretaro Hidalgo, Puebla, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Tabasco and Chiapas states of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize to Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela? in varied type forests which include tropial evergreen, mixed pine and oak at an altitude of 150-2000 meters as a small to medium szied, hot to cool growing epiphyte with ellipsoid to elliptic-ovoid, slightly compressed, grooved pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by a few scarious sheaths carrying 2 to 4, towards the apex, lanceolate-elliptic, obtuse or broadly acute leaves. It is a very fragrant species that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on an apical, short to 4" [10 cm], few to many [4 to 12] flowered inflorescence with non-resupinate, fragrant [sometimes not so good], heavy textured, cockleshell flowers and is easy to grow.

This species does well mounted on wood or tree fern, or in a wire basket with wood chips.

Synonyms Encyclia radiata [Lindley]Dressler 1961 ; Epidendrum marginatum Lk., Kl. & Otto 1841 Not L.C.Rich; *Epidendrum radiatum Lindley 1841; Prosthechea radiata (Lindl.) W. E. Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR as Protheschea radiata; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Epidendrum radiatum photo fide; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum radiatum; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956 as Epidendrum radiatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 3 1962 as Epidendrum radiatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 NO 3 1964 photo as Epidendrum radiatum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Epidendrum radiatum; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1992 as Encyclia radiata; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Epidendrum radiatum; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970 as Epidendrum radiatum; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; The Genus Encyclia in Mexico Dressler & Pollard 1976 as Encyclia radiata; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Hormidium radiatum fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7[3]: 1979 as Encyclia radiata drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 3 1981 photo as Epidendrum radiatum; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Epidendrum radiatum drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 696 Hamer 1982 as Encyclia radiata drawing fide; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames and Corell 1985 as Epidendrum radiata; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 as Encyclia radiata photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Encyclia radiata drawing fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 as Encyclia radiata drawing fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993 as Encyclia radiata; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix as Protheschea radiata; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002 as Protheschea radiata; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 5 2003 photo as Encyclia radiata; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 as Prosthechea radiata photo fide; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as Prosthechea cochleata drawing/photo fide; drawing/photo Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1072 Hagsater & Soto 2008 as Prosthechea radiata drawing fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Prosthechea radiata photo fide


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