Ascidieria maculiflora J.J.Wood 2008 Photos by John Varigos

Common Name The Spotted Flower Ascidieria

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in lower montane forests and ridge top forests at elevations of 1400 to 2100 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte low down on moss covered trees or rarely as a terrestrial with erect, clustered stems enveloped completely by sheaths and carrying ovate-lanceolate, acute, papery, glabrous, imbricate, brown cataphyls and 2, apical, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic to oblong-elliptic, purplish beneath in youth, slightly to distinctly oblique, obtuse to subacute apically, conduplicate, cuneate to petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, erect to porrect, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4, imbricate, ovate, obtuse, glabrous bracts and narrowly triangular, acute, membraneous floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; A guide to orchids of Kinabalu J J Woods 2013 photo fide;

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