Acianthera saundersiana

Acianthera saundersiana

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

Acianthera saundersiana is a species in the Acianthera genus.


Plant blooms from fall to winter with several 1.5 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in the south eastern forest of Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil at elevations of 1 to 2000 meters.


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


Common Name:Saunder's Acianthera


  1. Pleurothallis saundersiana Rchb.f. 1866
  2. Pleurothallis auriculigera Hoehne & Schltr. 1926
  3. Pleurothallis felis-lingua Barb. Rodr. 1881
  4. Pleurothallis insularis Hoehne & Schltr. 1926
  5. Pleurothallis josephensis Barb. Rodr. 1891
  6. Pleurothallis juergensii Schltr. 1925
  7. Specklinia saundersiana (Rchb.f.) F.Barros 1983 publ. 1984

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