Ascochilus mindanaensis (Ames) Christenson 1985

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Plant and Flowers Photos by Leicneagra and The Wild Orchids in Sumatra Website

Partial shade Cool spring

Common Name The Mindano Island Ascochilus [An Island in the Philippine Archipelago]

Flower Size

Found in Java, Sumatra, Borneo? and the Philippines at elevations around 1550 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, leafy stem enveloped by persistent leaf sheath bases and carrying 2 ranked, oblong, falcate, tapering at both ends, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, pubescent, slender, 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, successively loosely few flowered,

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Aerides calceolaris Teijsm. & Binn. 1864; Ascochilus calceolaris Garay 1972; Grosourdya mindanaensis (Ames) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014; Sarcochilus mindanaensis (Ames) Ames 1915; *Thrixspermum mindanaense Ames 1913 publ. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing ok; Orchidiana Philippiana Valmayor 1984 as A calceolaris; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 Photo not