Alismorkis plantaginea (Lindl.) Kuntze
Calanthe plantaginea is an evergreen perennial plant producing a cluster of stems from a rhizomatous rootstock. It can grow around 40 - 65cm tall
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
E. Asia - Himalayan regions of Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, southern China
Evergreen broad-leaved forests; at elevations from 1,800 - 2,500 metres[
In Nepal this species is found in evergreen broadleaved forests, where the the rainfal is monsoonal, falling mainly from mid June to mid September. The climate of these forests ranges from sub-tropical to warm temperate at higher elevations, winters are warm to mild and frosts are generally few[
A terrestrial orchard, often found growing in deep shade on the forest floor[
The dried and powdered rhizome is mixed with milk and taken as a tonic and an aphrodisiac[