Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
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.


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


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.


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.


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

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