Acineta chrysantha

Acineta chrysantha 2

Acineta chrysantha                                                                                                                                                         photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy  descrbed by  (Morren)  Lindley, John  &  Paxton, Joseph  
published in       Paxton's Flower Garden 1 : 31 - 32   april 1850
  Family  Orchidaceae
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae 
  Tribe Cymbidieae
  Subtribe  Stanhopeinae 
  Genus  Acineta  Lindley 1843 

CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.

    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of  origin  Mexico (Chiapas), El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama (Chiriquì, Panamà, Capira)
  altitude ≈ 1060 m  (3500 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Heredia (Heredia, Costa Rica)
    Köppen climate classification : Am, tropical monsoon climate (a dry season and a wet season very rainy)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Acineta chrysantha b gr uk
  photoperiod in Heredia this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 40 m' to 11 h 20 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness   partial shade
inflorescence      length  12 cm  (4.8")  
  nr flowers   6 - 7, fragrants 
  size  single flower   4 L 4 cm  (1.6" L 1.6") - inflorescence   10 L 15 cm   (4" L 6") 
  duration ≈ 8 days
  time from birth to bloom, ≈ 180 days
CITES appendix II



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