Anacheilium macrothyrsodes (Rchb.f) in ed.

Photo by David Hunt


Photo by Jane Herbst/Withner & Harding

Common Name The Large Bunch Anacheilium

Flower Size

Found in Santander department of Colombia at elevations around 1200 to 1600 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, arising through a sheath, to 22" [55 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence carrying yellow green flowers

Compared to Anacheilium calamarium and Anacheilium carrii but less flowered and with a claviform, clawed column.

Synonyms Anacheilium santanderense D.G.Hunt, Withner & P.A.Harding 2004; *Epidendrum macrothyrsoides Rchb.f. 1877; Prosthechea macrothyrsodes (Rchb.f.) Christenson 2006; Prosthechea santanderensis (D.G.Hunt, Withner & P.A.Harding) W.E.Higgins 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Linnaea 41: 113 Rchb.f 1877

Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 248 Schlechter 1920 as E macrothyrsoides;

Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 27: 68 Colombia Schlechter 1924 as Epidendrum macrothyrsoides;

The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo/drawing fide;

Richardiana 6: 61 Christenson 2006 as Prosthechea macrothyrsodes;

Selbyana 29: 214 W E Higgins 2009 as Prosthechea santanderensis