Acineta alticola Orchid species


Species:Acineta alticola
Genus: Acineta
Sub Family: Epidendroideae
Family: Orchidaceae
Order: Asparagales
Class: Liliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta
Kingdom: Plantae

Acineta Lindley, 1843 is a small genus of the family Orchidaceae. Genus name is derived from the Greek meaning akinetos rigid, according to a rigid labelum. Large leaves with leaf bones are parallel, similar to orchid
Orchids are Acinetas grow as epiphytic some occasionally as lithophytic plants growing in tropical montane forests ranging from Mexico to the south western United States, They normally grow epiphytically in wet, but are occasionally found as terrestrials on steep embankments, at altitudes of 800 to 2000+ m.
Species Acineta alticola C. Schweinf. (1951) (Venezuela). Antioquiae Acineta Schltr. (1917) (Colombia). Acineta barkeri (Bateman) Lindl. (1843) (Mexico to Guatemala). Acineta beyrodtiana Schltr. (1917) (Colombia). Acineta chrysantha (C. Morren)

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