Anacheilium aloisii (Schltr.) Withner & P.A.Harding 2004 Type Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Alois's Anacheilium [Alois Sodiro, Ecuadorian orchid collector early 1900's]

Flower Size 1.44" [3.6 cm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at higher elevavtions as a medium sized, cold growing epiphtye with cylindric, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, apical, oblong-ligulate, subacute, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, arising through a compressed, acuminate spathe, a 8.4 to 10.8" [21 to 27 cm] long overall, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with deltoid, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts arising through a carrying erect spreading, fleshy yellow brown spotted flowers.

Synonyms *Epidendrum aloisii Schltr. 1921; Prosthechea aloisii (Schltr.) Dodson & Hágsater 1999;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 66 Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as Epidendrum aloisii; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57 Figuren Altlas Schlechter 1929 as Epidendrum aloisii drawing fide; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, The Debateable Epidendrums Withner & Harding 2004