As you can see the flowers are very small - on one of the stems there were at least 15 flowers.
This rare orchid appears to have no leaves, as the base of the stem is bare; however it is surrounded by tiny rosettes of leaves growing on separate lateral shoots from an underground tuber. They are shown in the left panel of the photo.
The right hand side shows an expanded view of about the top quarter of the flower stem at the left.
Scale in cms
Created on 10-02-2011