Anacheilium vagans (Ames) Withner & P.A.Harding 2004


Photo by Franco Pupulin, Used under permission of the Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Scattered Anacheilium [refers to the plants growth habit]

Flower Size to 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica at elevations of 1400 to 1950 meters as a miniature to small sized, erect, cool growing epiphyte with an elongated, creeping rhizome with 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] between each spindle-shaped pseudobulb enveloppd in youth by imbricate sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, apical, linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, loose, 3.2" [8 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence arising on a newly maturing pseudobulb with non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia vagans (Ames) Dressler & Pollard 1971; Epidendrum vagans Ames 1923; Prosthechea vagans (Ames) W.E. Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum vagans; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956 as Epiden drum vagans; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 as Epidendrum vagans drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Epidendrum vagans drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Encyclia vagans drawing fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb, & Launert 1992 as Encyclia vagans photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1519 Atwwod & Mora 1993 as Encyclia vagans drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Prosthechea vagans; *Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 7 Withner & Harding 2004 photo fide; Lankesteriana 19(1). 31 - 55 2019 as Prosthechea vagans photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Prosthechea vagans photo fide