Anancheilium chimborazoense [Schltr] Withner & Harding 2004 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

FragrancePart sunCoolTo WarmWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Chimborazo Anacheilium [A province of Ecuador]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found from Panama to Ecuador and Venezuela as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte occuring in tall trees and trees hanging over rivers with oblong, compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, lanceolate, acute leaf that blooms on a terminal, from a spathe, to 2 3/4" [12 cm] long, few to several [3 to 15] flowered inflorescence with large, fragrant, non resupinate flowers occuring at most any time of the year but mostly late winter until early summer.

Easily distinguished from A fragrans by the spots at the base of the petals and column.

Synonyms Encyclia chimborazoensis (Schltr.) Dressler 1971 ; *Epidendrum chimborazoense Schlechter 1916; Hormidium chimbrazoensis [Schltr.] Breiger 1977; Prosthechea chimborazoensis [Schltr] Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 9 1960 as Epidendrum chimborazoensis photo fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Hormidium chimborazoense; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 as Encyclia chimborazoense photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids Of Costa Rica Dressler 1993 as Encyclia chimborazoense; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 067 Dodson 1980 as Encyclia chimborazoense drawing fide; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as Protheschea chimborazoensis drawing/photo fide;