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ascocentrum miniatum - what is it?

This is a discussion on ascocentrum miniatum - what is it? within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hey for whats its worth, its still a pretty flower....

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    Hey for whats its worth, its still a pretty flower.

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    This discussion on Asco miniatum is getting very interesting. I remember that during our orchid shows there was always a lively discussion whenever miniatums were shown - especially if our own local miniatum (?) which seemed to be confined to a very small limestone area in Kaki Bukit in northern Peninsular Malaysia near to the Thai border, appears on the judging bench. Compared to what was then the standard miniatum from north Thailand, our local var of miniatum(?) had longer, slimmer leaves; smaller flowers with a more intense orangish colour. Christensen has now classified the Thai var as Asco garayii. Now I wonder where that leaves our local variety? Will post a pic of our local var if and when it flowers. Been trying to save it after neglecting it attached to an old tree stump. It has not bloomed the last 3 years. Unfortunately it does not occur in the original place any more.

    I still maintain that the flower shown is not an ascocentrum but a hybrid of.

    Adorable orchid nonetheless and very well photographed, Blueflower.

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    Looks like strong Asctm. curvifolium influence, but I don't see much miniatum or garayii. As far as "ripped off," it's probably an honest mistake. Contact the vendor and explain the mix-up. Any reputable vendor will make good when shown photos of the plant and flowers. If nothing else, they should cut you a good deal on the purchase of a true miniatum.

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