Acineta sella-turcica Rchb.f. 1852 Photo by Franco Pupulpin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Disected Flower Photos by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Common Name The Turkish Foot Stool Acineta [Refers to the flowers similarity to a foot stool]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Panama at elevations of 2800 meters as a cold growing epiphyte with plicate leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an elongate, pendulous, several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Bot. Zeit. (Berlin) 10: 705. 1852; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Orchid Digest vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide;