Ponerorchis graminifolia Orchid

Ponerorchis is a small genus of Asian terrestrial tuberous orchids. They can be found in evergreen forests and meadows in temperate, mountainous regions from the Himalayas to Siberia and Japan.

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Ponerorchis graminifolia is a very variable species with grass-like leaves up to 14 cm long and less than a cm wide. Most of the specimens have a flower with a white or pale purple background and purple/blue accents, with varying degrees of contrast; a few dozen small [1/2” tall and 1/4” wide] flowers on the inflorescence.

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Photos: Singapore Garden Festival 2012Singapore 20120712

Source: Wikipedia, Culturesheet.org

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