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Aganisia cyanea

Aganisia cyanea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Aganisia
Species: Agn. cyanea
Alliance:
Binomial name
Aganisia cyanea
(Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1876


Aganisia cyanea is a species of genus Aganisia

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from winter to spring with up to ten 6.25 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found semi submerged in water in Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil

CultureEdit

Keep plant intermediate to warm temperatures. Keep plant in shade to moderate light. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite or in tree fern fibers. Plant is best grown in a basket. Plant prefers high humidity

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Aganisia cyanea alba Aganisia cyanea var. alba Sepals and petals are white. Lip is yellow.
Aganisia cyanea 1 Aganisia cyanea variant Sepals and petals are white. Lip is light purple with pink.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Dark Blue Aganisia

Acacallis cyanea 142-8678

Curtis's Botanical Magazine, London., vol. 142

SynonymEdit

  1. Acacallis cyanea Lindley 1853
  2. Acacallis coerulea (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1918
  3. Acacallis hoehnei (Hoehne) Schltr. 1918
  4. Acacallis oliveriana (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1914
  5. Aganisia coerulea Rchb.f 1876
  6. Aganisia cyanea Rchb.f not Benth. 1869
  7. Aganisia oliveriana Rchb. f. 1878
  8. Aganisia tricolor NE Br. 1885
  9. Kochiophyton caeruleum Hoehne 1910
  10. Kochiophyton coeruleus Hoehne 1906
  11. Kochiophyton coeruleus Hoehne 1910
  12. Kochiophyton negrense Schlechter 1906

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