Ascocentrum curvifolium is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Schltr. in 1913. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Vanda curvifolia.
ORIGIN: Found in Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, southern China and Vietnam to the south on deciduous trees in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests at elevations of sea-level to 700 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with short, often bifurcate, stout, woody below stems covered by leaf bases carrying distichous, narrowly linear, strongly decurved, praemorse or bidentate apically leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a crowded, erect, 6 to 10 [15 to 25 cm] long, axillary, shorter than the leaves, densly many flowered inflorescence.
FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 to 1 1/8 inch [2 to 2.7 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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