!Ipsea speciosa Lindl.1831 Type for the genus Photos by Suranjan Fernando © and his Flickr Website

Another Flower Photo by Herbier Philatélique Pierre Guertin Philatelic Herbarium

Botanical Drawing Drawing By Curtis's Botanical Magazine Vol. 94 ser. 3 nr. 24 tab. 5701

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Common Name The Beautiful Ipsea - The Daffodil Orchid

Flower Size

Found in Southern India and Sri Lanka in the open patnas and above elevations of 1200 meters in both wet and dry zones as a warm to cool growing medium sized terrestrial with subterranean tubers giving rise to 1 to 2, deciduous, narrowly lanceolate, plicate leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 18" [45 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered, racemose inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers. This species needs a long winter rest to bloom

Synonyms Spathoglottis speciosa (Lindl.) Pradhan 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 43-46 Thuniinae etc 1984 drawing/photo fide;

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