Ascochilus leytensis (Ames) Garay 1972

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Partial shadeHot spring

Common Name The Leyte Island Ascochilus

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 60 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a thick stem carrying 2 ranked, leathery, oblong-lanceolate, unequally notched apically, erect to recurved leaves with overlapping leaf sheath bases that blooms in the spring on a thick, smooth, racemose, loosely few flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so use with caution.

Synonyms *Sarcochilus leytensis Ames 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing ok; Orchidiana Philippiana Valmayor 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as A sp aff leytensis photo fide;

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