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Acineta superba

Acineta superba

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Acineta
Species: Acn. superba
Alliance:
Binomial name
Acineta superba
[Kunth] Rchb.f 1862


Acineta superba is a species from the genus Acineta.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the canopy of the montane forest of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 800 to 1950 meters

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from late wither to spring with several 8 cm wide fragrant flowers.

CultureEdit

Plants are usually grown in wooden baskets in partial shade. Use a well drain potting media such as medium fir bark with perlite, tree fern fibers, or sphagnum moss. Keep area humid and grow in cool to warm temperatures. Keep mix moist. Plant requires a short dry rest in the winter.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Acineta superba Eva white Acineta superba 'Eva' Sepals are white and petals are white with few spots, lip is yellow
Acineta superba1 Acineta superba variant Sepals are white and petals are white with many red spots, lip is yellow

NamingEdit

Common Name:The Superb Acineta

SynonymsEdit

  1. Acineta collosa Sander 1898
  2. Acineta colmani R.H. Torr. 1904
  3. Acineta fulva Kl. 1852
  4. Acineta humboldtii [Lindl.] Lindley 1843
  5. Acineta humboldtii var. schilleriana Rchb.f. 1855
  6. Acineta schilleriana (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1863
  7. *Anguloa superba Kunth 1815
  8. Peristeria humboldtii Lindl. 1843
  9. Peristeria humboldtii Lindl. var fulva Hook. 1845

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