Pogonia plicata Lindl.
Single leaf appearing after inflorescence bearing scape, prostrate, dark green, mottled with purplish-brown, purplish underside, shortly petioled; petioles up to 1-2(-3) cm long; blade reniform or. orbicular with cordate base, 7-12 cm in diam., margin entire or very inconspicuously wavy, remotely ciliate, nerves fan-like, scattered ciliate. Scape 8-15 cm tall, with 3-4 tubular sheaths and 1-3 flowers. Bracts very small, ovate, shorter or equalling the pedical of ovary. Sepals and petals subequal, spreading, narrowly lanceolate, green. Labellum ovate when spread out, lower part whitish or rose-coloured, embracing the column, with thickened yellow midrib, apex pale violet, minutely emarginate. Column narrowed in lower half. Ovary and pedicel ridged.
Fl. Per.: May, leaf developing in August-October.
Type: “Bengalia; prope Calcuttam sub Bambusarum umbra opaca, Maio Junio florens, Roxburgh.”.
Distribution: Himalaya, from Pakistan to Sikkim and Bengal, at lower elevations.