Spiranthes, a genus of terrestrial orchids, comprises of about 300
species widely distributed throughout the world, from Asia to Australia,
New Zealand and the Pacific. Spiranthes sinensis is probably one
of the most widespread species around.
Spiranthes sinensis, also known as Ladies' Tresses, comprises of
3 to 10 narrow leaves up to 10 cm long. It can grow up to 45 cm tall
with 10 to 60 flowers. Its flowers' colour varies from translucent white
to bright pink and occur in long, slender, twisted spikes of
sinensis is our focus this quarter for having beautiful combination
in size, colour and arrangement.