Scientific name : Cymbidium aloifolium (Linn.) Swartz
Habitat : Epiphyte
Description : It is a warm loving orchid growing in lowland as epiphyte. It has a bilaterally flattened ovoid pseudobulb enclosed in overlapping leafsheaths. Leaves are thick and leathery which may be upto 90 cm long. The drooping inflorescence may be upto 60 cm long bearing approximately 30 - 50 flowers. Flowers are pale yellow to cream-yellow, with a broad, central maroon-brown stripe. Lip cream-coloured with longitudinal maroon stripes on mid-lobe.
Flowering time : June
Collection site : Jiribam
*Species identified by Dr. Rajkumar Kishor,
Member of Orchid, Specialist group og IUCN Survival Commission and life member of the Orchid Society of India