Botanical name: Anthogonium gracile Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Anthogonium griffithii, Anthogonium corydaloides
Slender Anthogonium is a deciduous, miniature to medium sized terrestrial orchid found in eastern Himalayas in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests. The plants have ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 1-3, deciduous, stalked, narrowly lance-shaped leaves. The plant blooms in fall season on an erect, slender, very long (up to 45 cm), branched or simple, raceme with 10-12 flowers that do not open well. The flowers are pink-purple in color and a strongly remind of Corydalis.
Identification credit: Avishek Bhattacharjee
The flower labeled Slender Anthogonium is ...