Acanthephippium Blume Orchid has a genus of about 15 species of orchids seen from tropical Asia to Fiji. The name comes from the Greek acantha (thorn) and ephippion (saddle) the flower has a resemblence to a saddle. This orchid is terrestrial with large broad leaves and elongated pseudo bulbs.
Acanthephippium striatum orchid flower is a finely striped version that is native to Nepal and the Himalayas. Comes in colors from white to pale yellow and marked with red stripes. This flowers perfumes is heady and spicy, especially on hot days. Keep in shadier positions as the leaves will burn or bleach in excessive daylight.