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Common Snout Orchid

Dienia ophrydis


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.


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


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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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 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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