ORCHID DETAILS
Botanical Name Acampe praemorsa (Roxb.) Blatt. & McCann
Distribution India
Habitat Epiphytic
Altitude NA
IUCN Status Rare
IC No 621280
Morphological Description Robust epiphytic shrubs. Leaves distichous, linear, sheathing at base. Floral bracts scaly, broadly orbicular, broader than long. Flowers 0.8-1 cm across.Sepals and petals,ovate-lanceolate, creamy yellow with reddish-brown transverse bands, thick, fleshy. Lip, fleshy, creamy white with narrow red streaks, saccate at base, 3-lobed, lateral lobes small, mid-lobe ovate-obtuse, margin crispate, spur short.
Key Characters Lipfleshy, creamy white with narrow red streaks, saccate at base, 3-lobed, lateral lobes small, mid-lobe ovate-obtuse, margin crispate, spur short
Flowering Time March-June
Duration of Flowering NA
Spike Length NA
Special Characters Commonly known by brittle tiger orchid, perhaps due to the fact that the petals have bright prominent red marking resembling the stripes of a tiger.
Uses Ornamental, traditionally used in treating stomach disorders, earache, and sciatica.