Monday, March 12, 2012

My Nice New Little Orchid

Nice specimen of Ascocentrum auranticum
Flower detail
The Flora Filipina is about to end and of course it won't be complete without me getting an exciting plant.  I got this wee little orchid with delicate bright orange flowers.  Orchid collector Ernie Alvaran said it is Ascocentrum aurantiacum though the seller called it another name. Good thing old reliable Ernie was around to straighten out the mistake. Ernie said that A. aurantiacum is a little bit harder to rear and flower in Metro Manila but it is possible and I am up for the challenge!  

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