Ascocentrum pumilum (Hayata) Schltr. 1919 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name or Meaning The Small Flowered Ascocentrum - In China Jian Ye Niao She Lan

Flower Size .55" [1.4 cm]

Found in Taiwan on tree trunks in broad-leaved forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with 5 to 7, distichous, tubular to semi-terete, fleshy, channeled leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, erect, slender, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, to ovate-lanceolate, membraneous floral bracts

Synonyms Ascolabium pumilum (Hayata) S.S.Ying 1977; *Saccolabium pumilum Hayata 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 6 1984 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 2 1986 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as Ascolabium pumillumdrawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 11 2003 photo; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photo fide

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