Ascocentrum christensonianum Haager 1993

Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup

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Common Name Christenson's Ascocentrum [American Botanist and Orchid Enthisiast 2012]

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in Vietnam in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests at elevations of sealevel to 700 meters on the branches of forest trees as a miniature to medium szied, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte that has an erect stem enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths carrying reddish to green, strap shaped, acutely tridenticulate apically leaves and blooms in the spring and fall with an erect, axillary, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long inflorescence.

Synonyms Vanda christensoniana ( Haager ) L.M.Gardiner 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 1 1993 photo fide; Flora's Orchid Nash & La Croix 2005; A to Z of SE Asian Orchid Species O'Byrne 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 1 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 2 2009 photo;

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