Anacheilium terassanianum Campacci & Harding 2008


Plant and Flowers

Photos by Mauro Rosim

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Marcos Campacci

Common Name Terassan's Anacheilium [Brazilian Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil in the Atlantic rainforest at elevations of 200 to 300 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fusiform, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by deciduous sheaths and carrrying 1 to rarely 2, apical, subcoriaceous, oblong, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, racemose, erect, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, to 8 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe and carrying non-resupinate, simulataneously opening flowers.

This species differs from other similar Anacheilium with oval to ellipitc lips of modest substance such as A fragrans and A aemulum in having purple markings on the tepals, the shape of the callus, the shape of the lip being significantly longer than wide as well as the acuminate lip apex instead of apiculate or setose and the blunt, thick, apical, teeth of the column.

Synonyms Prosthechea terassaniana (Campacci & P.A.Harding) W.E.Higgins 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Orchids Vol 77 #9 Lindleyana Pg 13 Sept 2008 drawing/photo fide;