Anacheilium radiatum

Anacheilium radiatum - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Anacheilium radiatum grows in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize to Costa Rica, possibly northern South America. It grows in varied type forests of tropial evergreen, mixed pine and oak. This warm to cool growing species does well mounted, or in a wire basket with wood chips. It is very fragrant. The 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.