Sri Lanka, northeast India, Nepal and Myanmar. Bears up to ten fragrant, long lasting flowers during summer.
ORIGIN/HABITAT: Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, and Burma. This orchid is found in the sub-Himalayan regions at elevations below 1500 ft. (455 m), where it grows in warm and humid tropical forests. It is also found on those portions of the plains that receive more than 79 in. (200 cm) of rainfall each year. As a result of the high rainfall, forests develop that provide suitable orchid habitat. Plants have been found in West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, South India, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, and Gujrat, as well as in west, central, and east Nepal. This orchid is rather common in Sri Lanka, in the northern district of Jaffna, across the north-central part of the island, and across the island from the east to west coast. The habitat extends into the districts of Batticaloa, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, and Puttalam. In Sri Lanka, plants grow on trees in the tropical, dry, mixed evergreen forests. — Source: Charles Baker