Aganisia fimbriata Rchb.f. 1874

Flower closeup Photo by Romero

Common Name The Fimbriate Acacallis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Brazil, Br. Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 100 to 260 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a long-creeping rhizome giving rise to distant, slender, fusiform, ellipsoid-cylindric pseudobulbs enveloped by elongate, membraneaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, plicate, 5 to 7 nerved, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, sharply acute to acuminate, cuneate below into the channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, lateral, lax, to 11" [to 22.5 cm] long, loosely 2 to 9 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acacallis caerulea (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1918; Acacallis coerulea (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1918; Acacallis fimbriata (Rchb. f.) Schltr 1918; Acacallis oliveriana (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1914; Aganisia caerulea Rchb.f. 1876; Aganisia oliveriana Rchb.f. 1878

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1883 as Aganisia oliveriana drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII Hoehne 1953 as Acacalis coerulea drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII Hoehne 1953 as Acacalis fimbriata; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII Hoehne 1953 as Acacallis oliveriana drawing good; Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth Vol 3 1960; Flora De Venezuela Vol XV Cuarta Parte Foldats 1970; Orchidaceae Brasiliensis Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 8 1993 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as Acacallis fimbriata photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as Acacallis coerulea; ICones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 202 Bennett & Christenson 1995 as Acacaulis fimbriata drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 2 1997 drawing; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as Acacaulis fimbriata drawing ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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