Ascochilus siamensis Ridl. 1896 Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name The Thai Ascochilus

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Java, Sumatra and the Philippines on twigs on trees in primary forests at elevations of 150 to 600 meters near streams and rivers as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphtye with a short stem carrying 5 to 6, close set, fleshy, oblong leaves that blooms in the spring on to 3, more or less erect, minutely prickly, becoming thickened towards the apex, to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence carrying short lived flowers

Synonyms Pteroceras siamense (Ridl.) Holttum 1960; Sarcochilus mcgregorii (Ames) Ames 1915; Sarcochilus siamensis (Ridl.) Carr 1929; Thrixspermum mcgregorii Ames 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bild 70 Hft 1 Contributions to the flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975 drawing ok; Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide