Acineta chrysantha

Acineta chrysantha

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Acineta
Species: Acn. chrysantha
Binomial name
Acineta chrysantha
(C. Morren) Lindl. & Paxton 1850

Acineta chrysantha is a species from the genus Acineta.


Plants are found growing in the forest of Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 1300 meters.


Plants bloom from spring to early summer with twenty to thirty flowers. Flower are fragrant with the scent of vanilla and 6 cm wide.


Plants are usually grown in wooden baskets in partial shade. Use a well drain potting media such as medium fir bark with perlite, tree fern fibers, or sphagnum moss. Keep area humid and grow in cool to warm temperatures. Keep mix moist. Plant requires a short dry rest in the winter.


Common Name:The Golden-Yellow Flowered Acineta


  1. Acineta densa Lindl. & Paxton 1850-1
  2. Acineta warscewiczii (Kunth) Klotzsch 1852
  3. *Neippergia chrysantha C. Morren 1849