Anacheilium garcianum [Garay & Dunsterville] Withner & Harding 2004

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Common Name Garcia's Anacheilium [Venezuelan Orchid Enthusiast 20th cen]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela at elevations around 1200 meters in cloud forests as a sympodial, miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid, tapering at both ends pseudobulbs subtended by a couple of scarious sheaths carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, minutely bidentate leaf that is basally conduplicate to the apex of the pseudobulb and blooms in the fall in Venezuela on a terminal, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and holding the flower at mid-leaf. The Flower is non-resupinate, extremely long lasting (6 to 8 weeks for a flower) and very fragrant if exposed to sunlight.

Synonyms Encyclia garciana (Garay & Dunst.) Carnevali & I. Ramírez 1986; Epidendrum garcianum Garay & Dunst. 1961; Prosthechea garciana [Garay & Dunst.] Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as Epidendrum garcianum drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as Epidendrum garcianum drawing fide; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debatable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 as Epidendrum garcianum drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Dunsterville 1987 as Epidendrum garcianum photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 as Encyclia garciana photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Prosthechea garciana drawing fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002 as Protheschea garciana; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 5 2005 as Protheschea garciana; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Protheschea garciana photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #12 2016 as Prosthechea garcianaphoto fide; LANKESTERIANA 20(1) 2020 as Prosthechea garciana photo fide