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Ascocentrum miniatum 'Perlis'

This is a discussion on Ascocentrum miniatum 'Perlis' within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; My uncle and I found this variety of Asctm miniatum growing in Kaki Bukit, a ...

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    Default Ascocentrum miniatum 'Perlis'

    My uncle and I found this variety of Asctm miniatum growing in Kaki Bukit, a small district in the smallest Malaysian state of Perlis ,way back in the 1950s. Kaki Bukit is right next to the border of Thailand. The plant has longer and narrower leaves than the typical miniatum which originate from Thailand, that is being offered by vendors everywhere. Another difference is the vibrant orange colour of the blooms. Growers in Kedah and Perlis have named this the 'Perlis' var. I have a plant that is barely surviving. These pictures here are those of my friend's and they were collected by him many years ago.
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    Stunning Orange orchid blooms. Looks like fire torches!

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    Those are amazing! Very pretty...the color is an eyecatching orange for sure!

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    Love that deep orange color... thanks for sharing.

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    That is soo orange .

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    I would love to have an ascocentrum Sung, but I couldn't find any where I live. How much sunlight do they require?

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    Wow, i missed this thread, that is awesome!!!

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    Beautiful, and deep orange is awesome!

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    @ Angel: We grow ours under cattelya/strap leaf vanda conditions. Minatum's from Thailand are easily available. Recently during the blooming season, vendors here brought in loads of blooming miniatum's from Thailand. A friend bought 10 mounted ones for US $3 each.

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    blooming and mounted at only 3 US dollars each? wow, that's cheap. How I wish I could find some here but they are rare even at orchid fairs.

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