Ascocentrum aurantiacum (J.J. Sm.) Schltr. 1913 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Inflorescence Photo by Timothy Choltco


Common Name The Orange Ascocentrum

Flower Size 3/8"+ [1 cm]

Found in Bali, Sulawesi and the Philippines at elevations up to 1200 meters as a monopodial hot to cool growing epiphyte in dark forests and blooms in the spring on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered, racemose inflorescence.

The orchid in the photograph is from Sulawesi, the deep orange type not the Phillipine subspecies.

Synonyms *Saccolabium aurantiacum J.J. Sm. 1910; Saccolabium miniatum var. crinitum Rchb.f. 1884; Vanda aurantiaca ( Schltr. ) L.M.Gardiner 2012; Vanda aurantiaca ( Schltr. ) L.M.Gardiner subsp. philippinensis ( Christenson ) L.M.Gardiner 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide;