Ancistrochilus rothschildianus O'Brien 1907 by Phil Diamond A. rothschildianus is found in Tropical Africa, from Guinea in the west through  Sierra Leone to Uganda in the east. It is a cool to hot grower, on bare trunks and  larger branches of large forest trees, at altitudes of 500-1100m. the region has a very  pronounced dry season and should be watered regularly while growing and less  when not. When the plant loses it leaves, inflorescences appear from the base of  mature bulbs and some watering should recommence [1, 2].  From after flowering until the appearance of a new lead, very little water should be  given [2]. The plant is available through Dark Star Orchids.  References [1] Hans Schaible. Personal Communication 2004. [2] Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopaedia. http://www.orchidspecies.com 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