Anacheilium garcianum is an orchid species identified by (Garay & Dunst.) Withner & P.A.Harding in 2004. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Prosthechea garciana.
ORIGIN: Anacheilium garciana grows as a sympodial, miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations around 1200 meters in cloud forests.
DESCRIPTION: Anacheilium garciana grows as a sympodial, miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations around 1200 meters in cloud forests with ovoid, tapering at both ends pseudobulbs subtended by a couple of scarious sheaths carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, minutely bidentate leaf that is basally conduplicate to the apex of the pseudobulb and blooms in the fall in Venezuela on a terminal, 1.4 [3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and holding the flower at mid-leaf. The Flower is non-resupinate, extremely long lasting (6 to 8 weeks for a flower) and very fragrant if exposed to sunlight.
FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 inch [2 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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