Botanical Name Acampe rigida (Buch.-Ham. ex Sm.) P.F.Hunt
Distribution Global-Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan and Yunnan provinces of China, Hong Kong,Taiwan,Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lankha, Cambodia, Myanamar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines in tropical valleys.
India-Assam, Eastern and Western Himalayas.
Habitat Epiphytic
Altitude 800-1200m
IUCN Status CITES Appendix-II
IC No 360481
Morphological Description It is an epiphytic plant with 60-100 cm long stem, very stout, branched or unbranched, and covered with remnant of fibrous leaf sheaths, aerial root shoot from the lateral side of the leaf base. Inflorescence a sub-corymbose with smooth peduncle, 3-4 flowered, Pedicellate ovary 1.1-1.5 cm long, thick, slightly broader at the base, yellow, faintly grooved. Flowers are fleshy, yellowish-green with reddish-purple short horizontal strips, partly open.
Key Characters Leaves more than 4cm broad, epichile surface of lip rugose margins not wary.
Flowering Time May-June
Duration of Flowering NA
Spike Length NA
Special Characters Stems are stout, branched carrying thick stiffy leaves.
Uses This species can be grown for its ornamental foliage and flowers.