Acanthephippium sylhetense

Acanthephippium sylhetense

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Acanthephippium
Species: Aca. sylhetense
Binomial name
Acanthephippium sylhetense
Lindl. 1833

Acanthephippium sylhetense is a species in the genus Acanthephippium.


Plant blooms from spring to fall with three to six 2 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing in tropical valleys of Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Sikkim, lower India, to Myanamar, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan China at elevations of 500 to 1300 meters.


Plants should be grown in shade with intermediate to warm temperatures. Grow in a well drained terrestrial mix with medium bark and perlite. Plants do not like to be repotted often. Keep plant media moist and water regularly during growth season. During winter reduce watering.


Common Names: The Sylhet Acanthephippium


  1. Acanthephippium pictum Fukuy. 1935
  2. Acanthephippium ringiflorum Griff. 1851
  3. Acanthephippium sylhetense var. pictum (Fukuy.) T.Hashim. 1985
  4. Acanthephippium yamamotoi Hayata 1916