Ascocentrum miniatum

ifraser25(z11 Brazil)February 22, 2009

This little Vanda relative has been used on countless occasions to produce red-colored hybrids but it's such a cute little thing, it's well worth growing in its own right. Very easy and a regular flowerer, twice a year when happy.

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Are you sure this isn't a curvifolium or another related family member? I'm pretty sure that miniatum is yellow in color, but of course I could be mistaken.

Whatever it is, it's a true beauty.
Thanks for sharing,

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 3:51PM
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ifraser25(z11 Brazil)

I get very twitchy when people question my IDs because very often they are right. "Miniatum" mean copper-colored and this is definitely red. The leaf shape and those little blotches also look more like curvifolium than miniatum. The problem is Brazilians are very good at growing things but not very good at botany - and neither am I. I usually accept the ID I am given when I buy a plant for want of anything better, but this won't be the first time I have had to change a label!

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 5:47PM
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