Botanical name: Malaxis cylindrostachya Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Dienia cylindrostachya, Microstylis cylindrostachya
Adder Mouth Orchid is an erect orchid, 15-35 cm tall, with ovoid pseudobulbs. It has a solitary elliptical leaf at the base. The infloroscence is a slender spike of very numerous, tiny yellowish-green flowers. Flowers are 3 mm, with cup shaped sepals. Petals are linear, with forward-projecting lip and thick, nearly circular basal lobes. The apex is narrow-lancelike. Occurs at altitudes of 2500-4000 m. Flowering: July-August.
Identification credit: Jagdeep Verma
The flower labeled Adder Mouth Orchid is ...