Pitcher Habenaria
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Pitcher Habenaria
ative Photo: Amit Kotia
Common name: Pitcher Habenaria
Botanical name: Platanthera urceolata    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Diphylax urceolata, Habenaria urceolata

Pitcher Habenaria is a 8-10 cm high plant, having a succulent, small cylindrical rhizome. Stem is slim, cylindrical, often slightly curved near the base with a large leaf Leaf round or long lanceolate. White flowers are arranged in a vertical spike. Flowers look like a set of narrow pointed white petals, with a green "tongue" hanging out. Pitcher Habenaria is found in Nepal to China. Flowering: September-October.

Identification credit: Amit Kotia Photographed in Arunachal Pradesh.

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