Found this in an abandon area in Jinjang, as you know (I had mentioned in my earlier post) the temporary longhouses are been dismantled in phases. I took this during my Deepavali visit in my in laws area. What a beautiful gift!
I was so excited when I noticed this plant growing here. It had a very good rooting system growing from a bag of clothes & took this plant together with those clothes. (somehow, it was in a getting rotten creating a perfect ecosystem for this orchid to survive)
I did some research and found a lot of interesting facts about it.
1) This orchid do not have a common name: The closest one can get is someone sells this orchid bulb in Ebay by the name: Terrestrial Ground Orchid - Eulophia Graminea
2) Its native around the South East Asia region but considered as an invasive plant, spreading fast in Pacific Islands, Australia & some parts of US. (Florida) People there are encouraged to pull it out when they see this one in their yard. (Not sure how true is this)
3) There is a lot information in the Orchid Forums about this plant but somehow there is a lot of things are still in the research & study stage.
4) This orchid may need some help in the rooting system, especially some mirofungus or something. If you do decide to keep this plant and found it growing by drain side or somewhere, do take it together with its soil composition, I had found it twice earlier - one growing on wood chips and another time on sandy area but was unable to take the plant as it was out of reach.
It was found that they thrive in mulching materials - many of this plant found growing in that medium.
5) One beautiful thing about this orchid is that it gives out leafless inflorescence with many pretty flowers. I'm still captivated by those tiny little flower bells standing tall in my garden.
6) There have been a mystery how these seedpod (fruit) occurs - whether they self seed or pollinated. The pollinator is now still remains a mystery.
" closer than this" and the flower is inside my camera lens.
That's difficult was for me to get this macro shot.