Anacheilium chimborazoense

Anacheilium chimborazoense - Flower photo by Richard LindbergAnacheilium chimborazoense - Flower photo by Richard LindbergAnacheilium chimborazoense - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Anacheilium (Ahl) contains 59 species growing from Mexico through northern South America. These are the cockleshell orchids. They were separated from Encyclia for technical reasons.

Anacheilium chimborazoense grows from Panama to Ecuador and Venezuela. It is cool to warm growing and is fragrant. Since it grows at the top of trees, give it bright light.

07/10/2009 - Added to the collection as a division of another collection plant.

TRIBE: Epidendreae     SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae