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Family: Orchidaceae 

 Ludisia discolor
 
  
Author:  Achille Richard (1822-1831)
Family:  Orchidaceae
Habitat:  South-East Asia
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Jewel Orchid
Synonyms:  Goodyera discolor, Ker Gawl. 1818. Haemaria discolor,  John Lindley
   This member of the Orchidaceae family was given this name by Achille Richard somewhere between 1822 and 1831. It if found in south eastern Asia, growing in a rich soil with quite some water and little to some sun. The plant can grow to 30 centimetres in height, and bear white flowers.

Family: Orchidaceae
SubFamily: Spiranthoideae
Tribe: Cranchideae
SubTribe: Goodyerinae

The seeds are just dust! Needs help from a specific fungus to evolve into a plant.