Anacheilium silvanum Campacci 2004 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

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Common Name or Meaning Da Silva's Anacheilium [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Bahia Brazil in Atlantic rainforests at elevations of 400 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fusiform, funnel-shaped basally, laterally compressed, segmented apex pseudobulb carrying 2 to 3, apical, subcoriaceous, oblanceolate, cymbidiform, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, 4.2" [11 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence arising thropugh a spathe and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms *Prosthechea silvana Cath. & V.P.Castro 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol II Plate 188 Castro Neto 2006 as Prosthechea silvana drawing ok/photo

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