Vanda ampullacea (Roxb.) L.M.Gardiner, Phytotaxa 61: 48 (2012) as per POWO;
Himalaya to China (S. Yunnan) and Indo-China: Andaman Is., Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Flask-Shaped Vanda, Purple Lip-Spur Orchid • Manipuriꯅꯥꯆꯣꯝ ꯂꯩ Nachom Lei


Vanda ampullacea (Roxb.) L.M.Gardiner, Phytotaxa 61: 48 (2012).
Aerides ampullacea Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. 1832, 3: 476 (1832).
Saccolabium ampullaceum (Roxb.) Lindl., Sert. Orchid.: t. 17 (1838).
Oeceoclades ampullacea (Roxb.) Lindl. ex Voigt, Hort. Suburb. Calcutt.: 630 (1845).
Gastrochilus ampullaceus (Roxb.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 661 (1891).
Ascocentrum ampullaceum (Roxb.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1: 975 (1913).
Ascocentrum ampullaceum var. aurantiacum Pradhan, Indian Orchids: Guide Identif. & Cult. 2: 561 (1979).
Distribution: Nepal to China (S. Yunnan) and Indo-China

Excellent catch..

id of the orchid sp. from Panjab University, chandigarh : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
habitat: growing in a pot in green house
date: 5/4/2016

I think it may be Aerides sps. Experts may can confirm

Images are too small for proper identification. It looks close to Ascocentrum ampullaceum or some hybrid of Ascocentrum.
By the way, now all Ascocentrums are included under Vanda.

It is Vanda ampullacea (Roxb.) L.M.Gardiner (syn.=Ascocentrum ampullaceum (Roxb.) Schltr.)

One more Orchid for id from Manipur
These printed Pics were shot and provided to us by some of ours Classmates from Manipur (Who were resident of Manipur) in 1998.

might be Ascocentrum miniatum

This looks like Ascocentrum ampullaceum.
Miniatum is not found in India.


Orchidaceae fortnight : Orchid for ID : Kalimpong :MN 23 :  No image seen now. 3 posts by 3 authors.

Kindly ID this orchid from Kalimpong

May 2013

This looks like Ascocentrum ampullaceum.



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