Ascochilus capricornis is an orchid species identified by Ridl. in 1920. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cleisostoma capricorne.
ORIGIN: A small sized, monopodial, hot to warm growing epiphyte occurring in Thailand and Myanmar on karst limestone hills at elevations around 550 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte on stunted trees or as a lithophyte on the limestone beneath with a freely branching stem enveloped by imbricating old leaf sheaths carrying towards the apex, distichous, terete, strongly recurved [goat horn like], basally grooved leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, horizontal to suberect, unbranched, [21 to 55 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts and up to 5 flowers open at any one time.
FLOWER SIZE: 3/8 inch [8 mm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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