Anaceilium widgrenii [Lindl.] Pabst, Moutinho & Pinto 1981 Photo by Luiz Felipe Varela

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Common Name Widgren's Anacheilium [Swedish Plant Collector in Brazil early 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Brazil at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical, slightly flattened pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical leaves that blooms on a terminal, 2 to 4 3/4" [5 to 12 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with a few [6 to 8], non-resupinate flowers occuring at any time of the year.

This species can be confused with A papilio but A widgrenii has reflexed petals and a flower that is twice the size of the former.

Synonyms Encyclia widgrenii (Lindl.) Pabst 1976; *Epidendrum widgrenii Lindl. 1853; Hormidium widgrenii [Lindl.] Brieger 1961; Prosthechea widgrenii (Lindl.) W.E.Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Hormidium widgrenii; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Pabst & Dungs 1972 as Encyclia widgrenii; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Prosthechea widgrenii photo fide;