Acineta chrysantha (C. Morren) Lindl. & Paxton 1850-1


Photos by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name or Meaning The Golden-Yellow Flowered Acineta

Flower Size 2 2/5" [6 cm]

Found in Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 1300 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid to cylindrical, glossy olive green, laterally compressed, finely sulcate pseudobulbs with a basal sheath and carrying 2 to 4, terminal, thick, glabrous, plicate, oblanceolate, acute, stalked leaves that blooms on pendant, racemose, [70 cm] long, several to many [20 to 30] flowered inflorescence with papery bracts and very fleshy, cup-like, vanilla scented, long-lived flowers occuring in the spring and early summer.

Synonyms Acineta densa Lindl. & Paxton 1850-1; Acineta warscewiczii (Kunth) Klotzsch 1852; *Neippergia chrysantha C. Morren 1849

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 2 1959 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 9 1964 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo ok; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 photo ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawings fide; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1991; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 9 1992 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 7 1996 photo; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 3 2006 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 26 #2 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #2 2009 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo ok; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo fide