Ascocentrum miniatum

Asctm miniatum

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

Ascocentrum miniatum is a species in the genus Ascocentrum.


Plant blooms from Winter to Spring with many 1.2 to 1.5 cm wide flowers, and can grow up to 30 cm tall. The plant is very similar to Ascocentrum garayi but differs by having a much narrower petals, a recurved lip, and more transparent veiny flowers.

Chromosome count of Asctm. miniatum is 2n = 38. When hybridizing with Asctm. miniatum the F1 generation usually contain plants with orange or orange-yellow regardless of the other parent's color.


Plants grow in humid forest of Assam, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Java, Malaysia, Philippines, Sumatra at elevations of 0 to 1200 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 miniatum Ascocentrum miniatum Simanis sephal and petals are more transparent with a light red tint.


Common Names: The Rust Red Ascocentrum


  1. Saccolabium miniatum Lindl. (1847).
  2. Gastrochilus miniatus (Lindl.) Kuntze (1891).