Acineta salazarii Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003

TYPE DrawingTYPE Photo by M A Soto/Drawing by Hagsater & Soto and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Salazar's Acineta [Mexican Botanist current]

Flower Size 2 to 2.2" [5 to 5.5 cm] long

Found in Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico and El Salvador in montane rainforests and elfin forests at elevations of 800 to 1850 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with with ovoid, slightly compressed, longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs partially enveloped by soon fibrous sheaths and carrying 3, coriaceous, elliptic, acuminate, attenuate and channeled below into the base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on 1 to 2, pendent, 10 to 22" long, 13 to 30 flowered inflorescence with ovate, cucullate, acute floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers that do not open well.

Similar to A barkeri but A salazari differs in the larger flowers, oblong-elliptic sepals, subrhombic petals, the longer and more constricted hypochile, , the more flabellate lobes of the epichile, the much broader apical lobe of the epichile which is boat shaped, erect and has quadrate sides, the longer column and the entire, triangular-ovate, not lunate stipe.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 515 2002 drawing fide; Orchid Digest vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018