ORCHID DETAILS
Botanical Name Anthogonium gracile Wall. ex Lindl
Distribution Global-Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam
India-N.E India, Sikkim, W.Bengal
Habitat Terrestrial
Altitude 1350m
IUCN Status Common
IC No 319563
Morphological Description Leaves 2-5, but mostly 3, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, membranous, tapering towards long sheathing base. Inflorescence single, 30-45cm long, from the side of the pseudobulbs. Flowers 2-2.5cm long, purple, smooth. Sepal purple, connate in their lower half into a narrow, cylindric tube. Petal elongate-spathulateobtuse their narrow bases included in the spaline tube, purple.
Key Characters Lip 1.7 cm long, purple with translucent white base, adnate to the base of column, convolute, embracing the column.
Flowering Time June – October
Duration of Flowering 8-12 days
Spike Length 15-30 cm
Special Characters Pink colur flowers
Uses Ornamental / medicinal used in bone fracture.