Botanical name: Cymbidium macrorhizon Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Aphyllorchis aberrans, Cymbidium nipponicum
Large Root Cymbidium is a leafless terrestrial orchid, growing up to a foot tall. This picture is the first record of this orchid from Jharkand! Rhizomes are scaly, fleshy, branched. Scape is greenish with sheaths. Inflorescence is very lax, with 4-8 large flowers. Bracts are small, lanceshaped, 5-12 mm long. Sepals are pale brownish-olivgreen with some purple, pointed, up to 3 x 0.5 cm. Petals are somewhat shorter and broader, curved over the column. Lip is obscurely 3-lobed, whitish, marked with crimson blotches, ovate in outline, 2 cm long. Side-lobes are narrow, rounded, disk with a pair of thick ridges between the side lobes. Column is up to 1.5 cm long, with inner surface crimson. Flowering: July-August.
Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar
The flower labeled Large Root Cymbidium is ...