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

Photo By Patricia Harding

Common Name The Scooped Anacheilium [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Mexico in oak or pine-oak forests occasionally on rocks at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters as a small to medium szied, hot to cool growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte with loosely clustered, pyriform to ellipsoid, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, acute, narrowly elliptic leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a racemose, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying spice scented flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia trulla (Rchb.f.) Christenson 1996; Epidendrum langlassei Schltr.1918; *Epidendrum trulla Rchb.f. 1856; Prosthechea trulla (Rchb.f.) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Epidendrum trulla; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives; The Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 9 2008 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 as Prothechea trulla