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Orchid Species: Acianthera heteropetala

Acianthera heteropetala is an orchid species identified by (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase in 2001.
Genus
Acianthera (Acia.)
Grex
heteropetala
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase
Year
2001
ORIGIN: Found in Pastaza Ecuador along rivers at elevations around 1200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender, terete ramicauls with a loose tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused, ovate, acute, rounded below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a congested, .2 to .4 [.5 to 1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has a tubular floral bract.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.2 inches [5 mm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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