Ancistrochilus rothschildianus

Species:Ancistrochilus rothschildianus
Genus: Ancistrochilus
Sub Family: Epidendroideae
Family: Orchidaceae
Order: Asparagales
Class: Liliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta
Kingdom: Plantae


Ancistrochilus is a genus of the family Orchidaceaea comprised only 2 species of orchids. Genus name is derived from Greek bahsa ankistron which means hooks and cheilos which means lip, according to the structure of the lip on the flower labellum similar.

Both species of orchid can be grown in hot regions meupun cold. Species are found growing in West Africa to Tanzania and Uganda. These orchids grow on tree trunks and branches of trees at an altitude between 500 to 1100 m.

Ancistrochilus rothschildianus O'Brien 1907:
Rotschildt's Ancistrochilus (W. Trop. Africa to Uganda)
Ancistrochilus thomsonianus (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1897 (S. Nigeria to WC. Trop. Africa)

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