Botanical name: Peristylus stocksii Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Habenaria stocksii
Stocks's Peristylus is a small terrestrial orchid, 10-50 cm tall. Tubers are oblong, 2-3 cm long. Leaves are 5-14 cm long, ovate-elliptic with wavy margin, clustered in the middle of the stem. Small greenish-white flowers are borne in lax twisted spikes 10-25 cm long carried on 5-10 cm long stalk. Bracts are 1 cm long, long-pointed. Spur is 6 mm long, inflated. Mid-lobe of the lip is incurved. Capsules are 1 cm long, curved and ribbed. Stocks's Peristylus is occasionally found in the grasslands in the evergreen forests of Western Ghats. Flowering: July.
Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar
The flower labeled Stocks's Peristylus is ...