Acineta confusa Schltr. 1917 Lectotype Drawing by Schlechter

Common Name The Confusing Acineta

Flower Size

Schlechter did not give a location for this sspecies but it most likely comes from somewhere in Central America and blooms ona pendent, peduncle to 4" [10 cm] long, rachis 4.4" [11 cm] long, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with elliptic, subacute, somewhat shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers with red spotting on the interior.

CAUTION Only known from Schlechter's original collection and described only from an inflorescence, but fortunately the central callus is unique to the genus and is not likely confused with others in the genus. He also noted that the plant was similar to A chrysantha in form.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 drawing fide designates lectotyoe