Anacheilium baculus

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Anacheilium baculus (not my photo)

Common Name: The Stake-Like Anacheilium
Scented: yes, strongly honey fragrance
Light Requirements: partial sun
Temperature Requirements: cool to hot
Blooms: spring, summer and autumn
Flower Size: 7.5cm
Synonyms: Encyclia baculus (Rchb. f.) Dressler & G.E. Pollard 1971; Encyclia pentotis (Rchb. f.) Dressler 1961; Epidendrum acuminatum Sessé & Moc. 1798; *Epidendrum baculus Rchb. f. 1856; Epidendrum beyrodtianum Schltr. 1915; Epidendrum pentotis Rchb. f. 1876; Hormidium baculus [Rchb.f] Breiger 1977; Prosthechea baculus (Rchb. f.) W. E. Higgins 1997

This medium sized, hot to cool growing, cockleshell epiphytic species is found in Vera Cruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica and south to Colombia and Brazil in lower montane forests at altitudes of 400 to 1700 metres with fusiform, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, towards the apex, lanceolate to ligulate-elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring and summer and autumn with an apical, short to 6.25cm, erect, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with a prominent basal sheath arising on a newly matured, fusiform, cylindric, bifoliate pseudobulb giving rise to strongly fragrant [honey], inverted flowers.


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