Botanical name: Pleione humilis Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Epidendrum humile, Dendrobium humile, Coelogyne humilis
Low Growing Pleione is an orchid found from Nepal to Sikkim at elevations of 1100-3500 m, growing on moss or the smooth trunks of rhododendron trees. It is a small sized terrestrial or epiphyte orchid with ovoid-conical pseudobulbs, carrying a single, apical, deciduous, inverted-lanceshaped, somewhat pointed leaf. The plant blooms on a basal, 3-5 inches long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by a green sheath, with a slightly fragrant, color variable flower. Flowers are generally pure white, with the lip strongly marked in blood red.
Identification credit: K.L. Chaudhary
The flower labeled Low Growing Pleione is ...