Anacheilium campos-portoi [Pabst] Pabst, Moutinho, Pinto 1981 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding


Common Name Campos Porto's Anacheilium [Director of Rio Botanical Garden 1900's]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil occuring on tree trunks in the Atlantic forest as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a thick, flexuous, ash gray rhizome from which arise a slightly wrinkled, compressed, ovate pseudobulb enveloped almost completely by a sheath and carries a single, ovate, acute leaf that blooms in the Brazilian summer on a terminal, to 2" [5 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered, racemose inflorescence holding the large flowers at leaf height.

This plant can be confused with A kautsky but the major difference is A kautskyi has two apically rounded leaves while A campos-portoi has a single apically acute leaf.

Synonyms *Encyclia campos-portoi Pabst 1962; Prosthechea campos-portoi [Pabst] Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Hormidium campos-portoi; 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 Prosthechea campos-portoi drawing/photo fide;