Orchis strateumatica Linn.

Spiranthes strateumatica Lindl.

Adenostylis integerrima Blume

Pterygodium sulcatum Roxb.

Tripleura pallida Lindl.

Zeurine emarginata Lindl.

Zeaurine integerrina Lindl.

Zeaurine membranacea Lindl.

Corycium humile Herb.

Neottia strateumatica R. Br.

Zeaurine bracteata Wight

Zeaurine brevifolia Wight.

Zeaurine robusta Wight.

Zeaurine tripleura Lindl.

Zeaurine procumbens Blume

Zeaurine strateumatica Schltr.

Zeaurine sp.


This orchid is found in the forests at low altitudes in Mindanao (Misamis and Agusan Provinces). It also occurs in Afghanistan, India, Ceylon, the Malay Peninsula, China, Assam, Japan, Java, and Amboina.

Adenostylis strateumatica is a terrestrial orchid. The stem is 5 to 30 centimeters tall, erect, smooth, and leafy at the top. The leaves are 2.5 to 5 centimeters long, with margins usually recurved. The spike is 1.5 to 5 centimeters long, and densely flowered. The flowers are white, yellow, or very pale rose. The sepals are oblong, obtuse, and membranous. The petals are oblong and obtuse. The lip is yellow, equaling the sepals, cymbiform, contracted into a short, pubescent, claw bearing a hammer-headed terminal lobe or 2 small lobes. The column is short and the rostellum short. The anther is ovate long, and the pollinia pyriform. The capsule is about 7 millimeters long, and ellipsoid.

According to Chopra the plant is used as a salep in India.

Source: BPI

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