Monographs Details: Acineta
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Scientific Name:Acineta Lindl.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Cerro Guaiquinima, Rio Pardgua, "North Valley," 1600-1700 m alt., occasional epiphyte in woodland along watercourse, leaves 3 (2) per pseudobulb, January 10-12. 1952, B. Maguire 33081 (flower too old for diagnosis); Chimantd-tepui (Torono-tepui), 1700 m alt., in vicinity of Bluff Camp, at base of west-facing sandstone bluffs, common, terrestrial or epiphytic, leaves subcoriaceous, rich green above and paler with raised nerves beneath, "fruiting capsule prominently 6-angled with rounded surface, greenish white in groove," June 2-4, 1953, J. A. Steyermark 75623 (flower too old for identification); Chimantd Massif, Central Section, bordering rocky savanna above Upper Falls, between meanders of west branch of headwaters of Rio Tirica, 2150 m alt., infrequent on zanjon ledges, pseudobulb obtusely 7- to 8-angled, leaves subcoriaceous, rich green above and pale green with five prominent nerves beneath, inflorescence basal and prostrate, peduncle fleshy, pale green, 1-1.5 cm in diameter, February 17, 1955, J. A. Steyermark ir J. J. Wurdack 925 (buds only) .

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