The bamboo orchid (Arundina graminifolia) is a species of orchid and the sole member of the genus Arundina. This tropical Asiatic genus extends from India, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, South China to Indonesia and across the Pacific Islands. It was introduced to Puerto Rico, Costa Rica , Guatemala and Panama.
The bamboo orchid is a terrestrial multiperennial orchid with reedy stems, forming large clumps growing to a height of 70 cm to 2 m.flowers, ten at the most. They bloom in succession on the terminal racemes, which are 7 to 16 cm long. These flowers, 5 – 8 cm in diameter, are a rosy lilac and white disk with a purple lip. The bracts are wide triangular and surround the main stalk of the flower cluster. The occasional fertilized seed pods contain minute powdery seeds, and small plants often develop near the cane ends after flowering, and likely aid in propagation if allowed to reach the soil.
With only 200 of the plant to be recorded growing naturally in Singapore, the species is close to extinction there, largely because of destruction of its natural habitat, namely the rainforests and mangrove forests. The remaining plants, commonly called Tapah weeds, can be found in the secondary forests or at the forest fringes. It is however very common in road cuts and other disturbed areas in full sun in Sarawak, East Malaysia, where it often is the most common flowering plant to be seen along the roadsides.
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Forwarding again for final Id pl.Here are earlier responses:"hi,
It looks like Bletille striata.you can compere your picture with following site.
RupiOrchidée jacinthe, Bletilla striata
Orchidée jacinthe : Bletilla striata"
It is ofcourse Arundina graminifolia the second one seems to be Pleione praecox (spel check needed) if it is from slightly high altitude like Bomdila, Eagles est or so place.
K. Haridasan""Seems to be the same psecies. Didi you click this at medium elevation? The same A.graminifolia blooms in Western Ghats and the flower is slightly variable.
#1050901 - has been posted before but has now been identified as a Bamboo Orchid, Arundina graminifolia.Request identification of the second orchid species please?Cheers,Kiran SrivastavaMumbai
Name: Pleione saxicola Tang & F.T.Wang ex S.C.Chen, Acta Phytotax.
Sin. 25: 473 (1987).
Distribution: China, Tibet, Bhutan, India
Current Location: Arunachal Pradesh
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