Acanthephippium bicolor

Acanthephippium bicolor Lindl., Edwards's Bot. Reg. 20: t. 1730 1835.;

S. & E. India, Sri Lanka as per WCSP;

Common name: Jug Flower Orchid

Terrestrial herbs; pseudobulbs ovoid, 5-14 x 2-5 cm. Leaves 2 or 3, 20-40 x 6-12 cm, broadly lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers yellow with purplish red, 3.5 cm across, in 2-5-flowered racemes from the top of new pseudobulbs; bracts 3.5 x 3, cymbiform; sepals fused to form gibbous tube; dorsal sepals 3.2 x 1.1 cm, oblong, obtuse; lateral sepals as long as or broader than dorsal sepal, fused with the foot along their inner edges forming the base of the pitcher, obtuse, recurved at apex; petals 3.1 x 1.5 cm, spathulate, obtuse; lip 3-lobed, 1.5 x 2 cm, lateral lobes erect, rounded; midlob recurved, oblong-spathulate, obtuse, disc 3-lamellate.
Flowering and fruiting: March-April
Evergreen forests
South India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)
Acanthephippium bicolor Lindl. : 3 posts by 3 authors. 2 images.

Location- Sultan Bathery, Wayanad, Kerala

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild, in patches of 30 to 40 plants, Close to a stream with dense vegetation

Plant Habit- Herb

Height/Length-  2 ft.

Altitude : 3200 ft.

Acanthephippium bicolor Lindl.

Jug flower Orchid

Photographed close to a stream with dense vegetation plants. Photographed 25 years ago.