Acianthera

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Acianthera
Acianthera luteola.jpg
Acianthera luteola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Acianthera
Scheidw.
Type species
Acianthera punctata
Scheidw.
Synonyms[1]
  • Cryptophoranthus Barb.Rodr.
  • Brenesia Schltr.
  • Geocalpa Brieger in F.R.R.Schlechter, invalid
  • Sarracenella Luer
  • Aberrantia Luer
  • Didactylus Luer
  • Unguella Luer
  • Arthrosia (Luer) Luer
  • Dondodia Luer
  • Ogygia Luer
Acianthera ochreata

Acianthera is a genus of orchids native to the tropical parts of the Western Hemisphere.[1] It was first described in 1842[2] but was not widely recognized until recently. Most of the species formerly placed under Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera. This splitting is a result of recent DNA sequencing.

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