Acineta erythroxantha Rchb.f. 1854 Photo courtesy of Arturo Carillo

Another FlowerPhoto courtesy of Patricia Harding

Common Name The Red and Yellow Acineta

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Colombia at elevations around 1850 metres as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with densely clustered, ovoid, moderately compressed, lightly ribbed pseudobulbs carrying 3, apical, plicate, broadly elliptic, acute, narrowing below into a petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a 18" [45 cm] long, pendant, subdensely many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on amture pseudobulb enveloped basally by slightly inflated, subimbricate, ovate, acute bracts

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing fide; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 138. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 3/4 1977/8 drawing; Orchids of Venezuela, An illustrated field guide Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Dunsterville 1987 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 9 1978 photo; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; ; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;