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Ascochilus


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Alliance:
Genus: Ascochilus
Ridl. 1896
Type Species
Ascochilus siamensis


Ascochilus , is a genus belonging to the Orchid family (Orchidaceae) (subfamily Epidendroideae, tribe Vandeae, subtribe Aeridinae). This genus is abbreviated Acl. in horticultural trade.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Java and Sumatra

DescriptionEdit

Flowers have a long column foot which is at right angles to the column, a fleshy lip with two large side lobed and an entire or lobed midlobe.

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require full sunlight and warm temperatures. If hunged the roots must be watered frequently. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), medium fir bark, or sphagnum moss.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after the greek words "askos" which means bag and "cheilos" which mean lip in reference to the saccate lip.


Species Edit

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