Schoenorchis gemmata- 365 days of orchids – day 1611
Continuing this weeks theme of orchids we have seen in the wild we have Schoenorchis gemmata, a small flowered but floriferous species
We have seen the species in Sikkim at around 1000m altitude but it is reported from 450m to 2500m. We found it growing in evergreen forest where it receives some moisture during the dry season and lots of rainfall during the monsoon summers.
We find that with us the species does best in a shady spot in Warm Asia in a basket suspended horizontally so that the plant can adopt its natural pendulous habit. We have also seen excellent plants mounted.
The flower spikes opening this month will be blooming all summer.