Acianthera aphthosa

Acianthera aphthosa

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

Acianthera aphthosa is a species in the Acianthera genus.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with several 5 mm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing in the wet montane forest of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay at elevations of 250 to 1450 meters


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


Common Name:


  1. Pleurothallis aphthosa Lindl.1838
  2. Humboldtia foetens (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Humboltia foetens (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  4. Pleurothallis foetens Lindl. 1843
  5. Pleurothallis macrophyta Barb. Rodr. 1877
  6. Pleurothallis pelioxantha Barb. Rodr. 1877
  7. Pleurothallis pleioxantha Barb. Rodr. 1877
  8. Specklinia aphtosa (Lindl.) F. Barros 1984

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