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Difference between Ascocentrum miniatum & aurantiacum

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    Question Difference between Ascocentrum miniatum & aurantiacum

    How do we distinguish between Ascocentrum miniatum and aurantiacum? Both seem to have similar colored blooms (orange) and similar size.

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    i was told that the leaves are different. i have both in my collection and both are in
    spike at the moment. will post photos when they open.

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    Thanks! BTW, how many times in a year do they bloom for you?

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    i wont be able to help you with that... the miniatum and aurantiacum will be first time
    blooming for me i got them last month as a gift from my favorite grower. I do have more
    aurantiacum in my collection but they haven't rebloomed for me yet.

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    The color is different. miniatum color is more deep intense pumpkin/orange and auritiacum color is more soft bright yellow overlay with deep orange. Also the center of the bloom tend to be a little paler than the tip and it has longer spur that is bigger and flatter at the spurtip, probably the longest in the whole genus.

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