Anacheilium caetense [Bicalho] Pabst, Mouitinho & Pinto 1981 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium


Common Name The Caete Encyclia [A town In Minas Gerais Brazil]

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais and Bahia states of Brazil as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte on tree trunks or occasional lithophyte, with suborbicular, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to three, apical leaves that blooms on a several to many [12 to 18] flowered inflorescence with fleshy flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia caetensis (Bicalho) Pabst ?; *Hormidium caetense Bicalho 1973; Prostheshea caetensis [Bicalho] Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Epidendrum caetensis; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide;