Sunday, July 17, 2011


Ascocenda, abbreviated as Ascda in the horticultural is a man-made hybrid orchid genus resulting from a cross between Ascocentrum and Vanda (Asctm × V). It was first described in Orchid Rev. 57: 172 (1949).

Ascocenda species are common in cultivation with numerous cultivars and often combine the large flower size of the Vanda parents with the color and compactness of the Ascocentrum parents. Most find their origin in Thailand, Myanmar, India and the Philippines.

These beautiful compact orchids are evergreen epiphytes with an upright, narrow, oviform leaves. The inflorescence is an axillary cluster with tall clusters of open flowers. They bloom twice or more a year with long lasting flowers. The flowers are brightly colored, often overlaid with contrasting colors. Mine blooms at least three times, if not four every year.

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