Anacheilium ionophlebium (Rchb.f.) Withner & P.A.Harding 2004

Photo by Weyman Busssey, plant grown by Woodstream Orchids

Plant and Flower

Photo by Marius Wasbauer

Another Flower

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Plant and Flower insitu Panama

Photo by © Wilfried Löderbusch

Common Name The Violet Colored Veins Anacheilium

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found only in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 700 to 1100 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with spindle-shaped to ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs carrying two, apical, erect, elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring on a 6" [15 cm] long, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Encyclia ionophlebia (Rchb.f.) Dressler 1961; *Epidendrum ionophlebium Rchb.f. 1866; Prosthechea ionophlebia (Rchb.f.) W.E.Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR as Protheschea ionophlebia; Beitr. Orchid.-k. C. Amer. 103. 1866 as Epidendrum ionophlebium; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 120. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Epidendrum ionophlebium; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum ionophlebium; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Epidendrum ionophlebium; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956 as E ionophlebium; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958 as Epidendrum ionophlebium; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961 as Epidendrum ionophlebium; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Epidendrum ionophlebium; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1017 Atwood & Mora 1993 as Encyclia ionophlebia drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Prosthechea ionophlebia; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner, Harding Vol 7 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 3 2007 as Prosthechea ionophlebia photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 6 2008 as Epidendrum ionophlebiaumphoto fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #2 2010 as Prosthechea ionophlebia photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #5 2016 as Prosthechea ionophlebia photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide