Saturday, April 19, 2014

Rare endemic wild orchid found in the mid hills of Sri Lanka



Ipsea speciosa - Daffodil Orchid

Rare endemic wild orchid found in the mid hills of Sri Lanka. It is a terrestrial herb with pseudo bulbous stem. The lanceolate leaves of the plant are grass like and pointed at the end. Its large flowers appear from September to February, they are bright yellow and sweet-scented.

Photos by Ishanda Senevirathna, Naturalist at Jetwing St. Andrews taken at Haputhale

Via Jetwing Naturalists