Flashing neon open sign SITE LAST UPDATED 12/06/97
This Site Dedicated to Orchid Lovers Everywhere!

Ascocentrum page

Ascocentrum has about six species in Asia and the Philippines that are compact vanda like plants and have upright inflorescences with dense cones of smaller flowers. Most of these plants are warm to intermediate growers that like slat basket culture with little or no potting media. Ascocentrum was first described by Schlechter in 1913 based on Saccolabium miniatum [Lindley], pictured below, which has a distinctly different elongate, nearly flat mid lobe to the lip and the posterior side of the lip almost touches the column.

Ascocentrum Species List

    The species list below was composed with information from the following sources.

    The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids by Alec Pridgeon. Published by the Timber Press

    The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species By Bechtel, Cribb and Launert, Published by The MIT Press

  1. ampullaceum Lindl.
  2. - Tropical Himalayas, Burma, and Thailand - Alt 300-900m - epiphyte

    ~aurantiacum Schltr. - See Saccolabium aurianticum

    ~aureum J.J.Sm -

  3. curvifolium Lindl.
  4. - Nepal, India[Assam], Burma, Thailand and Indo-china - epiphyte
  5. garayi Christ.
  6. -Indochina
  7. hendersonianum
  8. - Borneo - Flowers in Spring

    ~himalaicum [Deb Sengupta & MAlik] E.A.Christenson - See Saccolabium himalaicum

  9. insularum E.A. Christenson
  10. - Borneo

    ~micranthum [Lindl.]Holttum - See Saccolabium micranthum

  11. miniatum Lindl.
  12. - Himalayas to Thailand, Malaysia and Java - epiphyte
  13. pumilum
  14. - Taiwan - Flowers in Winter - Shade
  15. pusillum Aver`yanov
  16. - Vietnam

    ~rubescens [Rolfe] P.F.Hunt - See Saccolabium rubescens

    ~rubrum [Lindl.]Seidenf. - See Saccolabium rubrum

  17. semiteretifolium Seidenf.
  18. - Thailand

    Jay's Key West Orchid Species Page Orchid Species Photos Orchid Hybrid Photos NEW Neptune Orchid Sales Page Gold Orchid Jewelry Other Orchid Sites About Neptune Designs NEW Orchid Collecting Page NEW Bibliography and source books NEW Orchid Species Climate Page