arundina graminifolia

December 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

arundina graminifolia

Side view of the Arundina graminifolia (bamboo orchid) at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

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The bamboo orchid is a species of orchid and the sole of the genus Arundina. This tropical Asiatic genus extends from India, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, South China to Indonesia and across the Pacific Islands. It has been introduced in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Panama.

This is a terrestrial multi perennial orchid with reedy stems, forming into large clumps growing to a height between 70 cm and 2 m. The flowers are 5 to 8 cm, lilac / white with a purple lip. They bloom in summer and autumn. They are almost extinct in Singapore, but in Borneo, they grow abundantly in the rainforest.

These ones grow as a hedge surrounding the parking area at the Kipandi Butterfly Park.
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