|Mayaran, or Cymbidium
macrorhizon, is a rootless/leafless saprophyte in the orchid
family; the plant body, which is nothing but a stem, ordinarily
lives underground, getting water and nutrients from some fungus. As
the flowering season (July-August) comes, it makes a 10-30cm flower
stalk and bears a few flowers on it. The peduncle looks green but
not due to the chlorophyll pigments.