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Acineta moorei
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Acineta moorei

Acineta moorei Rolfe, Bot. Mag. 136: t. 8392. 1911.

Type: Colombia. Without locality, “Purchased at Bruges, from Messrs. Sander & Sons, for the Royal Botanic Garden, Glasnevin, in 1903”, Sander s.n. (holotype: K).

Illustrated specimen: Colombia. Valle del Cauca: Calima, La Cristalina, 4°00’24.1”N 76°28’39.0”W, 1800 m. 15 March 2017. William G. Vargas 29500 (COL; LCDP voucher).

Acineta moorei is recognized by the plane nearly squarish callus from above and the cream coloured, more or less purple spotted flowers. The next relative is A. superba often with a similar colouring but a callus looking V-shaped in side view. With this record, the first specimen with exact locality is deposited. Before, it was known to the orchid collectors that the species grows at the slopes of the valley of Rio Cauca. . .