Anacheilium allemanoides [Hoehne] Pabst, Moutinho, Pinto 1981 SECTION Holochila Photo courtesy of Marcos Campacci

Common Name or Meaning The Allemanii-Like Anacheilium [Refers to Encyclia allemanii, named for a Brazilian botanist late 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Brazil in the states of Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo at elevations around 500 to 1100 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with sheathed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, intense green, apical leaves that blooms in the winter on a densely many flowered inflorescence that has successive opening, non resupinate flowers.

This species has also been described as Epidendrum X allemanoides Hoehne 1934 alluding to it being a natural hybrid betweeen A allemanii and A bulbosa. As yet it has not been proven.

Synonyms Encyclia allemanoides (Hoehne) Pabst 1972; *Epidendrum allemanoides Hoehne 1933; Epidendrum X allemanoides Hoehne 1934; Hormidium allemanoides [Hoehne] Brieger 1977; Prosthechea allemanoides [Hoehne] Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1972; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Hormidium alemanoides photo fide;The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Prosthechea allemanoides drawing/photo fide;