Anacheilium simum [Dressler] Withner & Harding 2004

Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding


Common Name The Pug-Nosed Anacheilium [refers to the column's shape]

Flower Size 2 3/4" [7 cm]

Found in Panama and Colombia at elevations of 600 to 1400 meters in wet montane forests and is a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with elongate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate leaf that blooms in the winter on terminal, erect, 2 1/4" [5.5 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence with very fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Encyclia sima Dressler 1969; Epidendrum simum (Dressler) P. Taylor 1978; Hormidium simum [Dressler] Brieger 1977; Prosthechea sima (Dressler) W.E. Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Hormidium simia; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 drawing/photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993 as Encyclia sima; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 9 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 as Prosthechea simia photo fide;