Ascocentrum christensonianum By Pam Price This species was discovered as recently as 1993 in Vietnam, where it grows on the  branches of forest trees. It differs from other Ascocentrum species by having an  elongated growing habit and short inflorescences and the flowers have a long slender  spur that has a swollen tip. The flowers are a pink lilac colour.   I have been a member of the Orchid Species Society of Victoria for many years and I  purchased this plant several years ago in one of their orchid import orders. When it  was released from their quarantine house it was mounted on a piece of cork that it is  still on today. It has flowered for me each year since I bought it, unfortunately until  now not coinciding with a meeting night. The plant grows under 70% shade cloth  hanging about 6’ (180 cm) from the floor. I cover the roof and western wall of the  bush-house in solar-weave in winter.  Growing Oncidium species in Brisbane Environmental Conditions for Vandaceous Orchids Adelopetalum bracteatum Aerangis modesta Ancistrochilus rothschildianus Ascocentrum christensonianum Bulbophyllum annandalei   Bulbophyllum dissitiflorum Bulbophyllum hamelinii  Bulbophyllum lasiochilum Bulbophyllum lobbii Bulbophyllum schillerianum Cattleya loddigesii Cattleya skinneri Coelia triptera Cymbidium erythraeum More Articles