ORIGIN/HABITAT: Southeast Asia. Highly fragrant – rhubarb to raspberries!
Plants are widespread in the eastern Himalayas from the Manipur region of north eastern India through the Tenasserim, Maymyo and Chin Hills regions of Burma, across northern and eastern Thailand, through Laos and Vietnam, and into Yunnan and Gweizhou Provinces of southwest China. In Thailand, plants grow in dry deciduous forests at 800-5600 ft. (250-1700 m). — Source: Charles Baker
Flower colour highly variable. Finely toothed petals – dark rose fading to the centre and dark purple blotches in the lip.