Acineta superba

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Acineta superba (Kunth) Rchb.f.

Orchidaceae

Life form: perennial

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Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: orchid-shaped
Fruit: silicule

 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Acineta superba is a perennial.

Naming

Acineta superba was already described and the name validly published by Karl Sigismund Kunth. It was Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1863.

Taxonomy

Acineta superba is the type species of the genus Acineta which contains approximately 17 to 19 species and belongs to the family of the Orchidaceae (Orchid Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Acineta superba has simple leaves. The leaves are linear and entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Acineta superba produces racemes of orchid-shaped flowers from March to June.

The perennials produce silicules.

Root System

Distribution

Acineta superba is native to Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.

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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