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Ascocentrum ampullaceum

Ascocentrum ampullaceum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Ascocentrum
Species: Asctm. ampullaceum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Ascocentrum ampullaceum
[Lindley]Schlechter 1913


Ascocentrum ampullaceum is an species in the genus Ascocentrum.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to summer with many 2.5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on trees in the forest of central China, Assam India, Bangladesh, the Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam at elevations of 300 to 900 meters

CultureEdit

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.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Ascocentrum ampullaceum album Ascocentrum ampullaceum var. album sepal and petals are white.
Ascocentrum ampullaceum moulmeinense Ascocentrum ampullaceum var. moulmeinense sepal and petals are red.


NamingEdit

Common Names: Vein-like Ascocentrum

SynonymsEdit

    • Aerides ampullaceum Lindley 1832
  1. Gastrochilus ampullaceus O.Ktze. 1891
  2. Oeceoclades ampullacea (Roxb.) Lindl. ex Voigt 1845
  3. *Saccolabium ampullaceum Lindley 1828

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