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

Photos by Walter Schug

FragrancePart ShadeHot Warm Fall

Common Name The Nerved Prosthechea [refers to the nerved lip]

Flower Size to 2" [5 cm]

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Costa Rica in wet tropical evergreen forests at elevations around 700 to 1100 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with well spaced, narrowly spindle-shaped, compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, subcoriaceous, linear-lanceolate to ensiform, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, back to back, 2 flowered, racemose inflorescence carrying vanilla scented flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia neurosa (Ames) Dressler & G.E.Pollard 1971; *Epidendrum neurosum Ames 1922; Prosthechea neurosa ( Ames ) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Lankester's Epidendra Website CR as Protheschea neurosa; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum neurosum; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956 as Epidendrum neurosum; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957 as Epidendrum neurosum; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Prosthechea neurosa; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, The Debateable Epidendrum, Withner & Harding 2004; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1031 Hagsater & Soto 2008 as Prosthechea nuerosa drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Prosthechea nuerosa; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Prosthechea neurosa photo fide