Prosthechea hajekii D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 Photo by A.J.Ballon and the Atrium Biodiversity Information System Website

Common Name Hajek's Prosthechea [Peruvian Orchidist current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Junin Peru in the lower levels of montane cloud forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing, mat-forming terrestrial with slender, cylindric-fusiform, lightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2, linear, coriceous, green suffused with brown, shortly conduplicate into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, 8" [20 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence arising through an elongate, linear-lanceolate spathe and carrying up to 20 flowers

Synonyms Anacheilium hajekii (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Withner & P.A.Harding 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruvianum Plate 750 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing ok; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 as Anacheilium hajekii photo fide;