Ascocentrum himalaicum (Deb, Sengupta & Malick) Christenson 1987 Photo by and Himalayan Plants website

Common Name The Himalayan Ascocentrum - In China Yuan Zhu Ye Niao She Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China, Assam, the eastern Himalayas and Myanmar on tree trunks in evergreen broad-leaved forests at elevations below 1900 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a pendulous stem carrying in the upper portion, 3 to 5, terete, fleshy, channeled adaxially, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, supra-axillary, racemose, 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long, several to 11 flowered inflorescence with ovate reflexed, membraneous floral bracts

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

Synonyms Ascocentrum himalaicum var. roseolum H.Jiang 2006; Holcoglossum junceum Z.H.Tsi 1982; Holcoglossum himalaicum (Deb, Sengupta & Malick) Aver. 1988; *Saccolabium himalaicum Deb, Sengupta & Malick 1968; Vanda himalaica ( Deb , Sengupta & Malick ) L.M.Gardiner 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

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