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Foxtail
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Foxtail Orchid

Rhynchostylis retusa

This is a medium sized, warm to hot growing species that comes from Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and India. It is found in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests woodlands at elevations of sealevel to 700 m with stout, repent, short stem carrying to 12, curved, fleshy, deeply channeled, keeld, retuse apically leaves and blooms on an axillary, pendant, to 60 cm long, racemose, densely many flowered, cylyndrical inflorescence that occurs in the winter and early spring and requires even water and fertilizer year round.

Blunt Rhynchostylis

Regional Names
  • Hindi:
    द्रौपदी माला
  • Marathi:
    गजरा, सीतेची वेणी
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ORCHIDACEAE
Rhynchostylis retusa

Quick Facts
  • It is a state flower of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
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