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Acianthera recurva

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Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection
Accession Number
2015-1510A
Description
The Bent Acianthera has flowers which vary in size and color from yellow, to white, to purple. It was once classified under Pleurothallis, but is now part of the genus Acianthera.
Bloom Time (Northern Hemisphere)
April to December; peaks in November
Provenance
From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
Topic
Orchids
Living Collections
Range
Bolivia to NE Argentina
Habitat
Semi wet forests and wet mountain forests; 950-1100m
Life Form
Epiphytic
Bloom Characteristics
Flowers are held off the side of the leaf and are .15" or less across.
Data Source
Smithsonian Gardens
Common Name
The Bent Acianthera
The Bent Pleurothallis
Group
[vascular plants]
Class
Equisetopsida
Subclass
Magnoliidae
Superorder
Lilianae
Order
Asparagales
Family
Orchidaceae
Subfamily
Epidendroideae
Genus
Acianthera
Species
recurva
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax7351d61b5-20dc-4262-906c-d864f23a89a6
Record ID
ofeo-sg_2015-1510A
Photographed by: Creekside Digital
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