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The Thick lipped crassilabium

Anacheilium crassilabium or Prosthechea crassilabia

Description:

An epiphyte, terrestrial, or lithophyte. Rhizome segments not conspicuous. Pseudobulbs clustered, large, bimorphic, ovoid, compressed, or long atad cylindric.Leaves two to four. Flowers five to fifteen, non-resupinate, fleshy, rigid, coloring varies, greenish white to brown with dark purple spots to transversely barred markings. Lip white with pink-purple markings on thickened apex, though this is also variable. Lip unlobed, or obscurely three-lobed, shortly clawed, adnate just above middle of the column, abruptly contracted to a fleshy acute, keeled apex, disc covered by a raised, fleshy, sulcate, soft, and folded callus conforming to the under surface of the column. Column pale green, this is also variable. Ovary threewinged. MEASUREMENTS Pseudobulbs 6-20 cm long, 0.5-5 cm wide Leaves 14-40 cm long, 2.5-5 cm wide Inflorescence 30 cm long Spathe 5 cm long Sepals 10-13 mm long, 3-6 mm wide PetaIs 7-13 mm long, 2.5-6 mm wide Lip 7-8 mm long, 4-8 mm wide Column 5 mm long

Habitat:

Found in a garden in Canaima, Bolívar State, Amazon biome, Venezuela. Probably taken from the jungle at some point in the past. The garden was run by Pemon Indians.

Notes:

This little guy always makes me giggle ( it is like a little guy with a flat cap on its head - A Peaky Blinder) It was very hard to identify as it has soooooo many different names! I hope this is the right one. If anyone knows better please let me know.

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Bolívar, Venezuela

Lat: 6.24, Long: -62.85

Spotted on Jan 3, 2018
Submitted on Jan 21, 2018

Reference

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