Acriopsis indica Wight 1853

Plant and Flowers

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Flower Closeup

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Part shadeHot To WarmLATE WinterSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Indian Acriopsis - In China He E Lan

Flower Size .4 to .5" [1 to 1.2 cm]

Found from Yunnan province of China, Assam India, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam Malaysia, java, Borneo, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sulawesi and the Philippines in evergreen lowland and semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland and hill forests at elevations of sealevel [900] to 1800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with crowded ovoid to subpyriform, sheathed pseudobulbs with 2 to 4 apical, linear, stalked leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring in nature on a many [30] flowered, to 18" [50 cm] long, paniculate inflorescence with triangular bracts.

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