Achimenes pedunculata

This page shows an overview of all the species of Achimenes in the wiki. For information on the genus and links to the single species pages see Achimenes.


Achimenes admirabilis is native to Oaxaca State, Mexico. Follow standard Achimenes cultivation techniques for growing species.


Achimenes antirrhina is native to southern Mexico (Chiapas and Oaxaca) and Guatamala (Huehuetenango). It is a compact-growing species. Follow standard Achimenes cultivation techniques for growing species.

The photos below were taken by Dennis Kramb.

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Achimenes cettoana is native to Chiapas State, Mexico. It is a compact-growing species, possibly most compact of all the species in cultivation. The small plants can produce a profusion of lilac flowers. Follow standard Achimenes cultivation techniques for growing species.

Photos 1-2 were taken by Nhu Nguyen. Photo 3 was taken by J. Schofield.

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Achimenes dulcis is native to Michoacán and Guerrero States, Mexico. The flowers have a sweet scent, hence the specific epithet "dulcis". Follow standard Achimenes cultivation techniques for growing species.

Photos 1-3 were taken by J. Schofield. Photo 4 of a scaly rhizome was taken by Nhu Nguyen.

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Achimenes erecta is a widespread species native from Mexico, south to Ecuador, and the Caribbean. The flowers are bright red. Follow standard Achimenes cultivation techniques for growing species.

The photo below was taken by Nhu Nguyen.

Achimenes erecta scaly rhizomes, Nhu Nguyen

Achimenes erecta 'Tiny Red' is a diminutive form of the species. The photos below were taken by Nhu Nguyen.

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Achimenes erecta 'Tiny Red' is a dwarf form of this species. Everything about the plant is smaller than the actual species. Follow standard Achimenes cultivation techniques for growing 'Tiny Red'.


Achimenes grandiflora is a widespread species native to Mexico, south to Guatamala. Follow standard Achimenes cultivation techniques for growing species.

The photo below was taken by Nhu Nguyen.

Achimenes grandiflora scaly rhizomes, Nhu Nguyen


Achimenes mexicana is native to northwestern Mexico. Follow standard Achimenes cultivation techniques for growing species.

Photo 1 was taken by J. Schofield. Photos 2-3 were taken by Nhu Nguyen. Photo 2 shows the the scaly rhizomes and photos 3 shows closeups of leaf trichomes.

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Achimenes misera (syn. A. warszewicziana) is native throughout most of Central America from Mexico to Honduras. There are several forms of this species in cultivation (under such names as A. warszewicziana). Follow standard Achimenes cultivation techniques for growing species.

The photos below were taken by Nhu Nguyen show the warszewicziana form of this species.

Achimenes misera (warszewicziana form), Nhu NguyenAchimenes misera (warszewicziana form), Nhu Nguyen

The photos below were taken by Nhu Nguyen of a form of this species.

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Achimenes pedunculata is native to southern Mexico (Chiapas and Oaxaca) south to Venezuela. It is a tall-growing species that would get floppy under lights. Growing it more brightly will allow it to be strong and stand on its own. Follow standard Achimenes cultivation techniques for growing species.


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