Ascocentrum garayi Christenson 1992


Ascocentrum garayi Christenson 1992 is an epiphytic growing orchids species, native to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, named by Eric A. Christenson in honour to the American botanist and taxonomist Leslie Garray. Ascocentrum garayi is often mistaken for Ascocentrum miniatum, which looks quite similar at the first view. One of the differences is, that Ascocentrum miniatum has a recurved lip, while the lip of Ascocentrum garayi is straight. Flowers reach a size of about 2 cm across and have a bright orange color, while Ascocentrum miniatum are more transparent, with a more distinct veining.
Flowering period: February - April.

Ascocentrum garayi orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical orchid requires intermediate to warm temperatures, bright light to full sun and a well-drained potting medium. During the growth season plants should be kept moist, but not sogging wet, whilst during winter rest waterings should be slightly decreased.

Ascocentrum garayi Christenson 1992
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Image: Ascocentrum garayi Christenson 1992
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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