Anacheilium roraimense [V.P.Castro & Campacci] Campacci 2004 Vespa Complex Photo courtesy of Marcos Campacci

Common Name or Meaning The Roraima Anacheilium [A Brazilian State]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Roraima state of Brazil on rocks at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte with fusiform, laterally compressed, sulcate, 4 internoded pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by deciduous, imbricating sheaths and carrying 2 apical, erect, subcoriaceous, oblanceolate, obtuse, dorsally keeled, clear green leaves that blooms in the later spring on an apical, erect, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, to 6 flowered inflorescence arising through a triple spathe with non-resupinate, non-fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Prosthechea roraimensis V.P.Castro & Campacci 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Boletim CAOB #52 2003 as Prosthechea roraimensis photo/drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol II Plate 187 Castro Neto 2006 as Prosthechea roraimense drawing ok/photo fide

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