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Cautleya lutea

Description: Deciduous. Winter dormant. Slender stems to about 2ft tall start growing in spring . These stems are leafy to about two thirds of their length. Flower buds appear from the apical portion of the stem. The bracts enclosing the flowers are a deep red and they are present throughout the flowering period. Brilliant yellow flowers are produced successively over a period of a month and more with each flower lasting about 3 to 5 days in bloom.

Habitat: This species is found in the eastern Himalayas and inhabits cool forest areas either on the ground in deep leaf litter or on stone outcrops among humus and moss. Also inhabits tree forks among accumulated leaf litter and humus. Grows fast and vigorously during the summer monsoon months.

Ethnobotany: Not known

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