Ascochilopsis lobata J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 1994

TYPE Drawing Photo by Lamb/TYPE Drawing by Eleanor Catherine, Wood & Lamb

Part shade WarmSpring

Common Name The Lobed Ascochilopsis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in north Borneo at elevations of 700 to 800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 4 to 7, fleshy, narrowly elliptic, ligulate, gradually narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect to porrect, peduncle .6 to .92" [1.5 to 2.3 cm] long, scabrous hairy, greenish purple, rachis .2 to .6" [.5 to 1.6 cm] long, thickened, clavate, minutely scaberulous, green, successively 1 to 2, many flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, acute, fawn colored floral bracts and carrying tiny flowers with translucent yellow, whitish at the base tepals and a white lip.

This species differs from A mysorensis from penninsular Malaysia and Sumatra bit its distinctive oblong lip side-lobes the trilobulate mid lobe and the narrower spur.

Synonyms Grosourdya lobata (J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 drawing fide