Lily Leaf Acriopsis   
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Lily Leaf Acriopsis
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Lily Leaf Acriopsis
Botanical name: Acriopsis liliifolia    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Acriopsis harae

This small to medium sized epiphyte has small, clustered, ovoid, 5-7 noded pseudobulbs and carries 3-4 apical, coriaceous, linear, obtuse leaves, 13 to 18 cm. Lily Leaf Acriopsis blooms in the spring and summer on a basal, 25 cm long, erect, paniculate inflorescence with many (up to 200) flowers arising from the plant base. The sepals and petals are cream-colored, blotched deep maroon apically, lateral sepals fused; lip cream-colored, keel pale lavender, flat side lobes cream-colored, blotched light lavender centrally. Tt is found at altitudes of 400-1600 m in lowland swamps and montane forests of North-East India and other SE-Asian countries.
Photographed in Imphal, Manipur.
Identification credit: K. Karthigeyan • Is this flower misidentified? If yes,