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Acineta mireyae

Object Details

Description
Mireya's Acineta is a relatively recently discovered orchid which was named in honor of Mireya Moscoso Rodriguez, the first female president of the Republic of Panama, on the centennial of the country. The flowers hang in pendulous clusters, range from yellow to green in color, and are pollinated by fragrance collecting bees.
Bloom Time
Late summer and early fall
Pollination Syndrome
Bee (male Euglossine bee)
Provenance
From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
Range
Panama
Topic
Orchids
Living Collections
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Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection
Data Source
Smithsonian Gardens
Accession Number
2016-0281A
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Common Name
Mireya's Acineta
Group
[vascular plants]
Class
Equisetopsida
Subclass
Magnoliidae
Superorder
Lilianae
Order
Asparagales
Family
Orchidaceae
Subfamily
Epidendroideae
Genus
Acineta
Species
mireyae
Life Form
Epiphytic
Bloom Characteristics
Pendent inflorescence is up to 19" long with 12 yellow flowers. Flowers are 1.3" across.
Fragrance
Fragrant (pleasant)
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax7ce76fb22-b96a-481b-84c8-b6e416c8ff81
Record ID
ofeo-sg_2016-0281A
Photographed by: Creekside Digital
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