Ground Orchid   
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Ground Orchid
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Ground Orchid
Botanical name: Spathoglottis plicata     Family: Orchidaceae (orchid family)

Ground orchid, native of Southeastern Asia to the Philippines, is the common species of Orchid which blooms round the year. This easily grown terrestrial herb has pretty, arching broad leaves with prominent parallel veins and a few or large cluster of small flowers at the end of a long stalk as tall as 1 metre arising from a basal leaf axil. The flowers are seen from the more common purple to white, yellow, peach, pink and magenta shades. and The leaves emerge from round pseudo bulbs that become increasingly multiple and larger as the orchid matures. Ground orchids can be grown as potted plants and also do well in beds and borders.
Photographed in Manipur
Identification credit: L. Ramya • Is this flower misidentified? If yes,