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Chocolaty and velvety petals, dark colored stamens. A small herbaceous plant with height approximately 10-15 inches.


Spotted this during the rainy season around August-October, along with grasses in a slightly shady area and also on the open ground covered with thick dry leaves mat. In the open area the plant was numerous.


I guess, it belongs to orchid family. But not sure.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Indian Grass Lily
Iphigenia indica Iphigenia indica - Indian Grass Lily

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Maitreyi 8 months ago

@maradithayamb Thank you so much. May I know how you identified it?

Maitreyi 9 months ago

Thank you. Hopefully I get to see them this monsoon. I don't know how to identify that plant, tried with few apps and all.

dandoucette 9 months ago

Very interesting! I would say those are immature seed pods developing, that's what they look like to me. I'm fairly certain this is not an orchid.

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Kyadagi, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Sep 12, 2020
Submitted on Mar 12, 2021

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