Anacheilium sessiliflorum ( Edwall ) Withner & P.A.Harding 2004 Photo courtesy of Oliver Lenhard

Common Name or Meaning The Sessile Flowered Anacheilium [refers to the short inflorescence]

Flower Size

Found in Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais states of Brazil with clustered, spindle shaped, slightly compressed, apically tapered pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a sheath and carries one to 2 apical leaves and blooms in the summer on a very short, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly maturing pseudobulb.

Synonyms Encyclia sessiliflora ( Edwall ) Pabst 1972; *Epidendrum sessiliflorum Edwall 1903; Hormidium sessiliflorum ( Edwall ) Pabst , Moutinho & A.V.Pinto . 1981; Prosthechea sessiliflora ( Edwall ) W.E.Higgins 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Hormidium sessiliflorum; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives; The Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004; Orchidaceae Brasilense Pabst & Dungs as Encyclia sessiliflorum