Saturday, 28 August 2010

Ascocentrum Schlecter ex J.J. Smith 1914


Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Ascocentrum

Physically similiar to the Vanda Genus but have a smaller plant and flower. Dense flowers, and usually yellow to reddish orange. They have a short, simple to bifurcate stem (max. 15-18 cm) with an upright, compact, conical to racemose inflorescence, consisting of smaller brightly colored flowers. These flowers have a prominent spur and a strap-like lip. Their bright colors vary between yellow, orange, red, orchid or cerise.

List of some species:
Ascocentrum Miniatum
Ascocentrum Aurantiacum
Ascocentrum Aereum

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