Ascochilus emarginatus (Blume) Schuit. 2001 Photo by © Dian Rahardjo and her Orchid Photo Page


Flower Closeup Photos by Peter O'Byrne, courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full Shade Hot Cool LATE Spring EARLY Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Notched Ascochilus

Flower Size .2 to .3" [5 to 8 mm]

Found in Sarawak, Borneo, Java and Sumatra in lowlands on steep limestone slopes at elevations of 10 to 1400 meters on thin tree trunks as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a short, sometimes basally branching, erect stem carrying several, light green, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the late spring and early winter on a hairy peduncel, 4" [10 cm] long, successively 1 to 3, to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Aerides emarginata (Blume) Lindl. 1833; *Dendrocolla emarginata Blume 1825; Grosourdya emarginata (Blume) Rchb.f. 1868; Pteroceras emarginatum (Blume) Holttum 1960; Pteroceras mentakabensis [Carr] Bakk f. 1963; Sarcochilus emarginatus (Blume) Rchb.f.1863; Sarcochilus mentakabensis Carr. 1929; Thrixspermum emarginatum (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Dendrocolla emarginata; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 as Grossoudya emarginata; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Sarcochilus emarginatus; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Sarcochilus emarginatus drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman/Wood 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cooted 2011 photo fide; Genera Orcidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 drawing fide;