Ochre-Yellow Acampe
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Ochre-Yellow Acampe
P Native Photo: Pankaj Kumar
Common name: Ochre-Yellow Acampe
Botanical name: Acampe ochracea    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Saccolabium ochraceum, Gastrochilus ochraceus, Acampe dentata

Ochre-Yellow Acampe is a small to large sized, hot to warm growing orchid growing on trees, with an erect to pendulous stem enveloped completely by many leaf-bearing sheaths. Leaves are 16-19 x 2 cm, oblong, keeled, obliquely bilobulate at tip. Flowers are yellow, 1.5 x 1.5 cm, in 10-20 cm long, in raceme-like panicles in leaf axils. Dorsal sepal is 7 x 2 mm, obovate, blunt, 5-veined; lateral sepals 6 x 1-2 cm, obliquely oblong, pointed, 3-veined; petals 7 x 1-2 mm, obovate-oblong or spoon-shaped, 6-veined; lip 4 x 2 mm, triangular, blunt, papillate, with 5 x 1 mm, cylindrical spur. Ochre-Yellow Acampe is found in Bhutan, Cambodia, NE India & Western Ghats, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, at altitudes of 700-1200 m.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar Photographed in cultivation.

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