Acampe ochracea (Lindl.) Hochr. 1910

Photo by K Petrzelka, courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website


Photo courtesy of Woon Leng Nursery © and their Orchid Website

Part sun Hot to Warm LATEWinterSpring

Common Name The Ochre-Yellow Acampa - In China Zhai Guo Cui Lan

Flower Size 1/4 to .4" [6 to 10 mm]

Found in Bangladesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Sikkim India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and China in open forests and at forest margins on tree trunks at elevations of 700 to 1100 meters as a small to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect to pendulous stem enveloped completely by many leaf-bearing sheaths most carrying lorate, narrowly oblong, thickly coriaceous, keeled, unequally and bluntly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter through spring on an axillary, 3.2 to 10" [8 to 25 cm] long, paniculate, each branch .4 to 2" [1 to 5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acampe dentata Lindl. 1853; Acampe griffithii Rchb.f. 1872; Gastrochilus ochraceus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Saccolabium lineolatum Thwaites 1861; *Saccolabium ochraceum Lindl. 1842

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as Saccolabium ochraceum; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Saccolabium ochraceum drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 drawing/photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as A dentata; Indian Orchids, A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Opera Botanica # 95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 Photo good; Orchid Flora of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 Photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos hmm; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing/photo fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 23–62 Jalal & Jayanth 2018; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;