Genus: Ackermania
Sub Family: Epidendroideae
Family: Orchidaceae
Order: Asparagales
Class: Liliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta
Kingdom: Plantae

Ackermania is a new genus in the Orchidaceae family allied with the genus Chondrorhyncha. Genus name is derived from the name of James D Ackerman, an expert in taxonomy of orchids from the United States.

The species of this genus are generally found in mountain forests in South America, especially in the areas of shade, foggy and has high humidity. These species are usually found in montane

Ackermania Species caudata (another name and Chondrorhyncha caudata caudata Stenia): found in Peru (Cordillera del Condor), Colombia and Ecuador.
Ackermania cornuta Ackermania hajekii: a new species recently discovered in Peru.
Plant epiphyte, it grows in wet tropical forest, at an altitude of around 3600 feet. Flowers during June and July (synonym : Benzingia hajekii (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Dressler in Lankesteriana 5(2): 93. 2005 2005)
Ackermania jarae: recently discovered in Huánuco, Peru, this new species is a threatened one (synonym : Benzingia jarae (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Dressler in Lankesteriana 5(2): 93. 2005 ) Ackermania palorae (also Stenia palorae) (synonym : Benzingia palorae (Dodson & Hirtz) Dressler in Lankesteriana 5(2): 93. 2005 )

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