Acianthera saurocephala

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Acianthera saurocephala (Lodd.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase

Orchidaceae

Life form: perennial

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Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Orchidales

Acianthera saurocephala is a perennial.

Naming

Acianthera saurocephala was already described and the name validly published by Conrad Loddiges. It was Alec Melton Pridgeon and Mark Wayne Chase, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 2001.

Taxonomy

Acianthera saurocephala is a species in the genus Acianthera which contains approximately 202 to 206 species and belongs to the family of the Orchidaceae (Orchid Family). The type species of the genus is Acianthera recurva.

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Acianthera saurocephala has simple leaves. The leaves are linear and entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Root System

Distribution

Acianthera saurocephala is native to Brazil. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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