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Common Snout Orchid

Dienia ophrydis

Description:

Is native to endemic to a broad area of Asia, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, New Guinea and northern Australia. It is a deciduous, terrestrial orchid with a cone-shaped stem, bright green, wavy leaves and many greenish, brown, reddish or purplish flowers crowded on a wiry flowering stem.

Habitat:

Dienia ophrydis grows in wet forests, often near streams and swampy areas.

Notes:

The common snout orchid was first formally described in 1791 by Johann Gerhard König who gave it the name Epidendrum ophrydis and published the description in Observationes botanicae :sex fasciculis comprehensae. Wikipedia

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1 Comment

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Lovely find CRE. Didn't know of any terrestrial orchids in South India. Thanks for sharing.

Kerala, India

Spotted on Jun 24, 2020
Submitted on Jul 10, 2020

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