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Acianthera

Acianthera bicarinata plate
Acianthera bicarinata from Curtis's botanical magazine

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Alliance:
Genus: Acianthera
Scheidw. 1842
Type Species
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Acianthera abbreviated as Acia. in horticultural trade, is a genus of in the orchid family (Orchidaceae).

DistributionEdit

Plants are distributed from Mexico through out tropical America.

DescriptionEdit

This genus was formed from the subgenus of Pleurothallis due to DNA sequencing.

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

NamingEdit

This genus is named after its pointed antlers.

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cryptophoranthus Barb.Rodr., 1881.
  2. Brenesia Schltr., 1923.
  3. Geocalpa Brieger, 1975
  4. Sarracenella Luer, 1981.
  5. Didactylus Luer, 2005.
  6. Unguella Luer, 2005.
  7. Arthrosia (Luer) Luer, 2006.
  8. Dondodia Luer, 2006.
  9. Ogygia Luer, 2006.

Species Edit

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