Acineta densa Lindl. & Paxton 1850-1

Disected Flower Photos by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of David Morris and Clackamas Orchids

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Common Name or Meaning The Densly Flowered Acineta

Flower Size 2 2/5" [6 cm]

Found in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia at elevations around 1300 to 2000 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 flowered inflorescence with papery bracts and very fleshy, cup-like, vanilla scented, long-lived flowers occuring in the spring and early summer.

Synonyms Acineta gymnostele Schltr. 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 49. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as A gymnostele; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1991; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 photo good; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Pupulin 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 7 2006 photo; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide;