Long-Leaf Thelasis
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Long-Leaf Thelasis
P Native Photo: Nidhan Singh
Common name: Long-Leaf Thelasis
Botanical name: Thelasis longifolia    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Long-Leaf Thelasis is a small sized orchid found growing on trees, with a conical pseudobul. The plant carries a single, apical, narrowly oblong to inverted-lanceshaped leaf, which tapers below into the stalkless base leaf. The plant blooms in the spring through early summer on an erect, hairless, 14-18 cm long, somewhat densely many flowered inflorescence. Flowers are about 5 mm in size. Long-Leaf Thelasis is found in Assam and the eastern Himalayas in tropical valleys.

Identification credit: Nidhan Singh Photographed in Tippi, Arunachal Pradesh.

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