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.