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Ascocentrum miniatum


Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Aeridinae
Alliance: Vanda
Genus: Ascocentrum
Species: Ascocentrum miniatum

Plant blooms from Winter to Spring with many 1.2 to 1.5 cm wide flowers, and can grow up to 30 cm tall. The plant is very similar to Ascocentrum garayi but differs by having a much narrower petals, a recurved lip, and more transparent veiny flowers.

Chromosome count of Asctm. miniatum is 2n = 38. When hybridizing with Asctm. miniatum the F1 generation usually contain plants with orange or orange-yellow regardless of the other parent’s color.

Plants grow in humid forest of Assam, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Java, Malaysia, Philippines, Sumatra at elevations of 0 to 1200 meters.

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require bright to full sunlight and intermediate to warm temperatures. If hunged the roots must be watered frequently. Slightly reduce watering in the winter. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss.

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