A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

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.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

Comments

Muckpuk
Spotted by
Muckpuk

Bolívar, Venezuela

Lat: 6.24, Long: -62.85

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

Related Spottings

Lined Petal Anacheilium The Stake-like Anacheilium Orchid Anacheilium fragrans

Nearby Spottings

Spotting Sotuh American Coati Spotting Spider

Reference