Anacheilium lindenii (Lindl.) Hágsater 1990 Vespa Complex

Inflorescence Photos by © La Société Française d'Orchidophilie and Orchidees en Nord Website

Another Flower Photo by © John van der Werf

Common Name Linden's Anacheilium [Belgian Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Colombia and northwestern Venezuela at elevations of 1600 to 2000 meters in cloud forests as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1.2 to 3.2" [3 to 8 cm] betweeen each, variable shaped, cylindrical to fusiform, somewhat compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by scarious sheaths and carrying 2, apical, narrowly elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, terminal, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Encyclia lindenii (Lindl.) Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1986; Epidendrum fallax Lindl. 1846; Epidendrum fallax var. flavescens Lindl. 1853; Epidendrum flavescens (Lindl.) Schltr. 1919; *Epidendrum lindenii Lindl.1843; Prosthechea lindenii (Lindl.) W.E.Higgins (1997 publ. 1998).

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Epidendrum fallax; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 69 1919 as Epidendrum fallax; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 69 1919 as Epidendrum flavescens; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 70 Schlechter 1919 as Epidendrum lindenii; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 247 Schlechter 1920 as Epidendrum fallax; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 10: 70 Schlechter 1922 as Epidendrum fallax; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as Epidendrum lindenii drawing/photo good; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 as Epidendrum lindenii drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Epidendrum lindenii drawing good; *Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 Escobar COS 1990 photo maybe; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 as Encyclia lindenii photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Prosthechea lindenii drawing good; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as Prosthechea lindenii photo fide; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, The Debateable Epidendrum Vol 7 Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal 2014 as Prosthechea lindenii drawing/photo fide;

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