Ascocentrum rubrum (Lindl.) Seidenf. 1988 Photo by Bechtel 1981 as A curvifolium

Drawing with A curvifolium comparison Drawing by Seidenfaden

Part shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Very Red Ascocentrum

Flower Size .4" [1 mm]

Found in Myanmar and Vietnam Broad-leaved evergreen forests as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring

Often cited as a synonym of A curvifolium but Lindley states the differences as being, A rubrum with an oval-acuminate fleshy apex lip while A curvifolium has a linear truncate lip, also that A rubrum has intensely red flowers while A curvifolium has orangey red flowers.

Synonyms *Saccolabium rubrum Lindley 1833; Vanda rubra (Lindl.) L.M.Gardiner 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1981 as A curvifolium photo fide; *Opera Bot. 95: 312 Seidenfadeen 1988 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Taiwania 61(4):319-354 November 2016, New Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nong, Nguyen and Truong photo fide

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