Anacheilium lambda (Linden ex Rchb.f.) Withner & P.A.Harding 2004

Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia


Common Name The Lambda Anacheilium [refers to the stripes on the flowers forming the letter Lambda]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found near Ocana Colombia at elevations of 200 to 250 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with compressed spindle-shaped pseudobulbs enveloped by a sheath and carrying 2, apical leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, many flowered inflorescence

Dressler has suggested that this species may actually be a natural hybrid between A baculus and A chacoaense.

Synonyms Encyclia lambda (Linden ex Rchb.f.) Dressler 1971; *Epidendrum lambda Linden & Rchb.f. 1854; Epidendrum rueckerae Rchb.f. 1865; Prosthechea lambda (Linden ex Rchb.f.) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Epidendrum lambda; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 72 Schlechter 1919 as Epidendrum rueckerae; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 248 Schlechter 1920 as E lambda; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 251 Schlechter 1920 as E rueckerae; *Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 7 Withner & Harding 2004 drawing ok