Ascocentrum curvifolium (Lindl.) Schltr.

Moderately robust epiphyte. Stem to 25 cm long. Leaves strap-shaped, to 30 cm long, to 2 cm wide, curved, channelled, tip notched. Inflorescences to 25 cm long, erect. Flowers to 3 cm wide, scarlet with golden yellow labellum side lobes; spring. Sepals and petals obovate to oblong. Labellum obscurely 3-lobed, with a more or less oblong midlobe, triangular side lobes. Spur inflated at tip.

A. ampullaceum (Lindl.) Schltr. from the Himalayas to Thailand is a dwarf plant with stems to 20 cm long and predominantly purple flowers to 2 cm wide.

Himalayas to Thailand.

Source: Jeanes, J. (2005). Orchidaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Orchidaceae
genus        Ascocentrum J.J.Sm.