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Foxtail Orchid   
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Foxtail Orchid
ative oblong Photo: Gary Thingnam
Common name: Foxtail Orchid, Blunt Rhynchostylis • Assamese: কপৌ-ফুল kopou phool • Bengali: কপৌ ফুল kopou phool • Coorgi: ಸೀತಾ ದಂಡೆ Sita-dande • Hindi: द्रौपदी माला draupadi mala • Kannada: ದ್ರೌಪದಿ ಮಾಲೆ draupadi maale, ಸೀತಾ ದಂಡೆ Sita-dande, ಸೀತಾಳೆ seetale • Konkani: पणस केळी panas keli • Malayalam: അണ്ണാന്‍താളി annaan thali, അണ്ണാന്‍ വാലന്‍ annaan vaalan, ആഞ്ഞിലി മരവാഴ ansjili maravara, ബിട്ടി മരം മരവാഴ biti maram maravazha, ദ്രൌപദി മാല Draupadi mala, സീതമുടി sitamuti • Manipuri: ꯁꯝꯖꯤꯔꯩ সমজীৰৈ samjirei • Marathi: गजरा gajara, पणस केळी panas keli, सीतेची वेणी Seetechi veni • Nepali: घोगे गावा ghoge gava, थुर thur • Telugu: చింత రణము chintaranam • Tulu: ಓಪತಿಮಾಲೆ opathimale Source: Names of Plants in India
Botanical name: Rhynchostylis retusa    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

This is a medium sized, warm to hot growing species that comes from Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and India. It is found in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests woodlands at elevations of sealevel to 700 m with stout, repent, short stem carrying to 12, curved, fleshy, deeply channeled, keeld, retuse apically leaves and blooms on an axillary, pendant, to 60 cm long, racemose, densely many flowered, cylyndrical inflorescence that occurs in the winter and early spring and requires even water and fertilizer year round.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar Photographed in Maram, Manipur & Maharashtra.

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