Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ground Orchid(বেগুনী অর্কিড) - Spathoglottis Plicata

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আমাদের বাংলাদেশে ফুলের টব অথবা বাগান ছাড়া অর্কিড ফুল দেখতে পাওয়া যায় কিনা আমি সঠিক জানিনা... আমি অর্কিডকে আমাদের দেশে দামী ফুল হিসাবেই জানি... তাই রাস্তার আশেপাশে অথবা ঝোপ ঝাড়ে সস্তায় এই ফুল পাওয়া যাবে, এইটা আশা করছি না... এখানে বেগুনী অর্কিডের কিছু ছবি দিয়ে দিলাম...

Orchids are considered as one of the costly and lucrative flower to the gardeners. It requires hard working and proper care to grow an orchid flower properly. Interestingly, our today's orchid flower is not that much expensive. Its available and easy to grow. It is Violet Ground Orchid flower. But it can be in any color from white, pink, purple, violet, orange, lavender, etc.

Scientific or botanical name of the flower is Spathoglottis plicata. This pertains to the plant family Orchidaceae. It has several common names like Violet Ground Orchid, Large Purple Orchid, Boat orchid, etc. This orchid is native to tropical Asia, western pacific, and few part of Africa. In Australia, this beautiful flowering plant is listed as 'Vulnerable'.

Flowers used to be at the erect stem from the flower as inflorescence, each of the flowers have five petals. With a moist soil and proper care, this orchid will give you flower for 3-4 months continually.

Photos of this article were taken from YWCA of Birishiri(বিরিশিরি). I have traveled there during the December of 2011.

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