Anacheilium vita Hunt, Withner & Harding 2004

Photo by Patricia Harding.

Common Name The Life Anacheilium [In honor of Carl Withner, American orchid enthusiast and his generation of Taxomonists currrent]

Flower Size .75" [2.2 cm]

Found in Ecuador as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with spindle-shaped, slightly compressed pseuodbulbs carrying 2, apical, linear-lanceolate leaves and blooms on an erect, terminal, 12 to 13" long, many [30 to 40] flowered inflorescence occuring in the Ecuadorian fall as well as in cultivation in the northern hemisphere.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 9 2008 photo fide