Ascocentrum ampullaceum

Ascocentrum ampullaceum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Ascocentrum
Species: Asctm. ampullaceum
Binomial name
Ascocentrum ampullaceum
[Lindley]Schlechter 1913

Ascocentrum ampullaceum is an species in the genus Ascocentrum.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with many 2.5 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing on trees in the forest of central China, Assam India, Bangladesh, the Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam at elevations of 300 to 900 meters


Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require bright to full sunlight and intermediate to warm temperatures. If hunged the roots must be watered frequently. Slightly reduce watering in the winter. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss.


Ascocentrum ampullaceum album Ascocentrum ampullaceum var. album sepal and petals are white.
Ascocentrum ampullaceum moulmeinense Ascocentrum ampullaceum var. moulmeinense sepal and petals are red.


Common Names: Vein-like Ascocentrum


    • Aerides ampullaceum Lindley 1832
  1. Gastrochilus ampullaceus O.Ktze. 1891
  2. Oeceoclades ampullacea (Roxb.) Lindl. ex Voigt 1845
  3. *Saccolabium ampullaceum Lindley 1828
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.