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Chimborazo Anacheilium

Anacheilium Chimborazoense

Description:

Orchid from our garden. No idea what it is. Pretty though. We've got mammal and bird experts here, but we could do with a botanist...

Habitat:

Cloud Forest Reserve at 1920m

Notes:

We've got about 150-200 orchids in the garden and we don't know what most of them are.

2 Species ID Suggestions

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 9 years ago
The Fragrant Anacheilium
Anacheilium fragrans Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia
GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 9 years ago
The Chimborazo Anacheilium
Anacheilium Chimborazoense Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia


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12 Comments

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 9 years ago

Thanks dandoucette...there is a world of information out there!

plnauta
plnauta 9 years ago

In your garden? Now i'm jealous of you ;)

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Great work on the orchid ID's GeoLeo!

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 9 years ago

You are more than welcome, thank you for letting me try ID this one even though I'm not an expert like Craig...I hope you can find the name for all the beautiful flowers in your garden and please keep sharing them with us!

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Thank you GeoLeo, another one ticked off

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

By the way, it's worth noting that Kew does not accept this genus so in some places it will still be listed as an Encyclia.

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

Nice one GeoLeo! Anacheilium chimborazoense it is then.

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 9 years ago

SantaLucia...according to this site the A. fragrans (also known as Prosthechea fragrans) has a strong smell of honey and vanilla and the Chimborazo "can be easily distinguished from the first one by the spots at the base of the petals and column." I hope you can use the website to properly ID this beautiful flower and many more!

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Here's one for craig, with a bit more green.

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

What a beautiful orchid!.

Thought of you Craig as soon as I saw the request ......... happy digging!

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Thanks Craig, I'm off up to the reserve next week so I'll take some snaps of whatever it is I see. In the meantime I'll put up some other photos we've already got. It's a long trawl through the photo library...

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing this. It's very beautiful. Orchids are my thing & I'd be really happy to have a look at any orchids you want to try and id. I know there are some others on here, closer to your part of the world with some good orchid knowledge too. I don't recognise this flower but will try and do some digging around.... It really helps to see the vegetative parts of the plant to get to genus and from there sometimes, a species can be determined from the flower. So if you have any more shots of the plant itself, that would be great.

SantaLuciaReserve
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Parroquia Nanegal, Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on Jul 14, 2010
Submitted on Nov 14, 2011

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