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Acineta superba 'Jenny' × self
Number: TN2896
Name: Acineta superba 'Jenny' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: William Pinnix, Seal Rock Orchids  (Email:
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Pod Parent Inflorescence
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range C (52-70°F). Takes similar culture to a cold-growing Stanhopea. Copious moisture and high humidity are necessary for vigorous plants.
Comments: Parent plant: Plants get quite large, and are very showy in bloom. Flowers last longer than stanhopeas, and are presented in a very showy pendant inflorescence.
For additional origin/habitat information supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker, see further below, near the bottom of this page.

Temperatures we attempt to use in the lab & greenhouse:
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn: days average 73°F, nights 55°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 70°F, nights 52°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Acineta   From latinized Greek "akinetos" unmovable, rigid; from the rigid lip. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of superba   From Latin "superbus" proud, magnificent. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Acineta   ah-si-NEH-ta (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of superba   soo-PER-ba (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Availability: We have sold all of the flasks for this item.
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Yield Estimate: 220 plants (based on flask surveys done 01/07/2004 through 08/31/2005)
Yield estimates are only approximate, but may appear to be fairly exact numbers because they are a combination of large rough estimates in remaining mother flasks and more accurate small estimates in reflasks.
Plantlet Sizes: From many flasks 6 - 60 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 01/07/2004 through 02/21/2006)
From one most recently surveyed flask 30 - 60 mm (02/21/2006)
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The origin/habitat information below is supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker

The following information is based on the name of the plant provided by the donor, and assumes that the name is correct. If the plant has been misidentified, then the following information may not be correct.
This text is copyrighted by the Bakers and may not be reproduced without permission.

ORIGIN/HABITAT: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. These plants were first in southwestern Ecuador and are now known to occur near Zaruma in the Province of El Oro as well as in the Province of Loja. They grow in seasonally dry cloud forest at about 4250 ft. (1300 m). In Peru, plants have been found in the Department of Pasco growing high in the canopy in cool, wet cloud forest at 6400 ft. (1950 m) a few miles south of Villarica. In Venezuela, plants have been found near Caracas at 3050-5600 ft. (930-1700 m), at several locations in the State of Aragua, and near Merida at 6250-6900 ft. (1900-2100 m). Details of the habitat in Colombia have not been reported, but the plants are said to be found on the eastern slopes of the Andes.
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