Anacheilium glumaceum (Lindl.) Pabst, Moutinho ex A.V. Pinto 1981 Photo by Helmut Bechtel

Inflorescence Photo by Lourens Grobler


Common Name The Chaffy Anacheilium [refers to the chaffelike spathes enclosing the floral parts]

Flower Size to about 2" [ to about 5 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Ecuador and central coastal to southern coastal Brazil at elevations around 50 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with flat and narrow pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 apical leaves that blooms on an erect, 6" [15 cm] long, densly 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with a brown, prominent spathe surrounding the peduncle and inverted, fragrant flowers occuring in the summer and fall.

Ana. almasii is found in Brazil and is generally larger, has 2 to 3 leaves, 8 to 15 more ornamental flowers that are presented differently.

Synonyms Aulizeum glumaceum [Lindley] Lindley ex Stein 1892; Encyclia almasii [Hoehne] Pabst 1967; Encyclia almasyi [Hoehne] Pabst 1967; Encyclia glumacea (Lindl.) Pabst 1972; Epidendrum almasii Hoehne 1947; Epidendrum almasyi Hoehne 1947; Epidendrum glumaceum Lindl. 1839; Epidendrum glumaceum var. majus Hoehne 1947; Hormidium almasii (Hoehne) Brieger 1960; Hormidium glumaceum (Lindl.) Brieger 1960; Prosthechea glumacea [Lindl.] Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Epidendrum glumaceum photo ok; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Epidendrum glumaceum drawing fide; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum glumaceum; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Epidendrum glumaceum; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Hormidium glumaceum photo ok; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 as Encyclia glumacea; Orcidaceae Brasilensis Pabst & Dungs 1972 as Epidendrum glumaceum; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 as Encyclia glumacea photo fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb, & Launert 1992 as Encyclia glumacea photo fide; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002 as Protheschea glumacea; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Prosthechea glumaceadrawing/photo fide;