Acianthera alligatorifera

Acianthera alligatorifera

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Acianthera
Species: Acia. alligatorifera
Binomial name
Acianthera alligatorifera
(Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

Acianthera alligatorifera is a species in the Acianthera genus.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with up to twelve 1.25 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in south eastern Brazil


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


Common Name: The Alligator Flower Acianthera


  1. Pleurothallis alligatorifera Rchb. f. 1865
  2. Lepanthes blumenavii Barb.Rodr. 1891
  3. Pabstiella alligatorifera (Rchb.f.) Luer 2007
  4. Pleurothallis blumenavii (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896
  5. Specklinia alligatorifera (Rchb.f.) F.Barros 1984

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