Anacheilium moojenii (Pabst) Pabst, Moutinho & A.V.Pinto 1981 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Common Name or Meaning Moojen's Anacheilium [Sr de Oliveria Brazilian Orchidist current]

Flower Size 1.75" [4.4 cm]

Found in Bahia and Minas Gerias Brazil on rocks and cliff faces at elevations around 300 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing rupicolous orchid with robust, ovoid, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, leathery, intensely green leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, 1.2" [3 cm] long, 7 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Encyclia moojenii (Pabst) Pabst 1967 publ. 1972; *Epidendrum moojenii Pabst 1956; Prosthechea moojenii (Pabst) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977as Hormidium moojenii; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 7 Withner & Harding 2004