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Description: From one of our collections from rocky outcrops after leaving the upper Arun Valley trekking close to the Tibetan border in North-eastern Nepal in 2002. Where this species with fleshy roots was prevalent on hot dry slopes at 3185m, with sturdy upright stems to 50cm tall. With stem-sheathing narrow foliage and congested terminal clusters of elongated seed capsules, which had succeeded the broad-lipped orchid-like successive purple flowers, April-July. Easily grown in sun or shade in a humus-rich soil that is drained.
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