Anacheilium confusum ( Rolfe ) Withner & P.A.Harding 2004 Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Flower size Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding


Common Name The Confused Anacheilium

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with tall, cylindric pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, strap shaped leaves and blooms on a short to 2 3/4" [7 cm]long, terminal inflorescence with simultaneously opening flowers arising on a mature pseudobulb all occuring in the late spring

Synonyms *Epidendrum confusum Rolfe 1899; Epidendrum fragrans var. megalanthum Lindl. 1829

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Encyclia in Mexico Dressler & Pollard 1976 as Epidendrum confusum; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 drawing fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Hamer 1974 as Epidendrum confusum