Ascidieria maculosa Cabactulan, Cootes, M.Leon & R.B.Pimentel 2018

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Photo by Miguel David De Leon and the The Phytoimages Website

Part Shade cool LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Speckled Ascidieria [refers to the purple spots and blotches on the floral segments and labellum]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in the Philippines on Mindanao Island at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, clustered, small stems hidden within the 7, involute, lanceolate, cataphyls and carrying lanceolate, erect leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, axillary, cyylindrical, peduncle terete, pubescecnt, 1.68" [4.2 cm] long, to 2" [5 cm] long, to 17 flowered inflorescence with persistent floral bracts

"Ascidieria maculosa is most similar to the Borneo species Asc. maculiflora J.J. Wood, but differs in the fewer-flowered inflorescence, which in Asc. maculosa bears up to 17 blooms, whereas the inflorescence of Asc. maculiflora bears up to 50 flowers; the blooms of Asc. maculosa are larger at about .24" [6 mm] across the lateral sepals, whereas the blooms of Asc. maculiflora are only .15" [4 mm] across the lateral sepals; the blooms of Asc. maculosa are more widely opening." Cabactulan, M.D. De Leon, Cootes, and Pimentel 2019


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *OrchideenJ. 6(2): 4 Cabactulan, M.Leon, Cootes & R.B.Pimentel 2018 photo fide;