Anacheilium tigrinum [Linden ex Lindl.] Withner & Harding 2004 Vespa ComplexPhoto by Patricia Harding

Common Name or Meaning The Tiger Anacheilium [refers to the spotted flowers]

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and the Guianas at elevations of 2100 to 2700 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial occuring in deep forests with elongate, tall and slender, lightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4 lanceolate leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, few to many flowered, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long inflorescence with fleshy flowers occuring in the summer, fall and winter.

Synonyms Aulizeum tigrinum Lindl. ex Stein 1892; Encyclia pamplonense (Rchb. f.) Carnevali 1984; Encyclia tigrina (Linden ex Lindl.) Carnevali & I. Ramírez 1986; Epidendrum pamplonense Rchb. f. 1849; *Epidendrum tigrinum Linden Ex Lindley 1846; Hormidium tigrinum [Linden ex Lindley] Brieger 1977; Prosthechea pamplonensis (Rchb. f.) W.E. Higgins 1997; Prosthechea tigrina [Linden Ex Lindley] Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Epidendrum tigrinum; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 73 Schlechter 1919 as Epidendrum tigrinum; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 252 Schlechter 1920 as Epidendrum tigrinum; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as syn to Epidendrum vespa; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 2 1972 as Epidendrum tigrinum photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Pabst & Dungs 1972 as Epidendrum tigrinum; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 sa Hormidium tigrinum; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 as Epidendrum tigrinum drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Prosthechea tigrina drawing ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as Prosthechea tigrina; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal 2014 as Prosthechea tigrina drawing fide;