Thunia venosa Rolfe 1905 Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Flower Closeup Photo by Jean Claude George

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Common Name The Veined Thunia

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Sikkim at elevations of 1300 to 1400 metersas a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with several, distichous, lanceolate-elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, 5 flowered inflorescence with cymbiform, ovate, acute, shorter to just as long as the ovary floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984

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