Papilionanthe subulata (Willd.) Garay, Bot. Mus. Leafl. 23: 372 1974. (syn: Aerides cylindrica Lindl.; Aerides cylindricum Lindl.; Cymbidium cylindricum B.Heyne ex Wall. [Invalid]; Epidendrum subulatum J.Koenig [Illegitimate]; Limodorum subulatum Willd.; Papilionanthe cylindrica (Lindl.) Seidenf.);
India, Sri Lanka (as per WCSP)
Kindly identify this Orchid, found on an unknown shrub. The specimen was leafless and bulbless with pencil- like stem.
Habit: Epiphytic herb
Habitat: Semi-evergreen forest
Sighting: Kottigehara, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl
Identified by … as Papilionanthe subulata (Willd.) Garay.
Looking at the pencil-like stem I mistook it for Luisia tristis. Only after seeing the flowers did I realize that it was different.
TSP-JAN2017-02-459:Papilionanthe subulata (Orchidaceae) : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Presenting few images of Papilionanthe subulata (Orchidaceae)
Habitat:Epiphytic on tree trunk close to the ground,Semi-evergreen forest fringe
Sighting:Kottigehara,Chikmagalur,Karnataka about 1000 msl
Very nice and beautiful. Thanks a lot for sharing.