!Ascochilopsis myosurus (Ridl.) Carr 1929 Photos courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid PageCopyright ©

Plant and Flowers Photo by Peter O'Byrne,of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Common Name The Mouse-Tail Like Aschochilopsis [refers to the appearance of the swollen rhachis of the inflorescence]

Flower Size 1/6" [4 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Thailand as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with branching stems carrying up to 10, apical, narrow, unequally bilobed, basally gradually narrowing leaves that blooms in the spring on a 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long, fleshy, apically thick inflorescence with the short-lived, close set, resupinate flowers arising from the hollows in the swollen rhachis with 1 to 4 open at any one time.

Synonyms Grosourdya myosurus (Ridl.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014; *Saccolabium myosurus Ridl. 1870

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing/photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001

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