Anacheilium gilbertoi ( Garay ) Withner & P.A.Harding 2004 Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Photo by © Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream


Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding


Common Name or Meaning Gilberto's Anacheilium [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast 20th cen]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [4.1 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 2000 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with cylindric, spindle shaped pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, leathery leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and early summer on a 4" [10 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with fleshy flowers.

My orchid photo above was blooming in January 2016 on a cypress tree at elevations around 2200 meters within the municipality of Jardin Colombia.

Synonyms Encyclia gilbertoi ( Garay ) P.Ortiz Valdivieso 1991; *Epidendrum gilbertoi Garay 1971; Hormidium gilbertoi ( Garay ) P.Ortiz Valdivieso , A.Martínez Martínez & G.Misas Urreta 1982; Prosthechea gilbertoi ( Garay ) W.E.Higgins 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 12 3/4 1977/8 as Epidendrum gilbertoi; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 as Encyclia gilbertoi photo fide