Cottonia peduncularis (Lindl.) Rchb.f., Cat. Orch.-Samml. Schiller ed. 3: 22 1857. (Syn: Cottonia macrostachya Wight; Vanda bicaudata Thwaites; Vanda peduncularis Lindl.);
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cot-toh-NI-uh ? — named for Maj-Gen Frederic Cotton of Madras Engineers, collector of Orchids Archive – Vernacular list of trees, shrubs, and woody climbers in the Madras Presidency
pee-dun-kew-LAIR-iss — stalkedDave’s Botanary
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commonly known as: bee orchidMarathi: भ्रमरी bharmari
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Endemic to: Western & Eastern Ghats of India, Sri Lanka
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Orchid for ID: Please help me identify this orchid.
Collected from Thamarasserry Ghat, Kozhikode, Yesterday

I think Bee Orchid, Cottonia peduncularis


I had seen this near Dudhsagar, Goa. Here are few photographs of the same.


Yes, this is Bee orchid.  I have seen this Orchid at Karnala bird sanctuary, near Panvel.


Yes this is Cottonia peduncularis.

A monotypic genera distributed exclusively in South India up till Orissa and Sri lanka.


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Orchid for ID-050611MN: Sending a photo of orchid.
Place :    Karnala bird sanctuary
Date  :     4.6.11
time   :     3.00 p.m.
Kindly identify the orchid.

This is Cottonia peduncularis. Slightly deformed flower.
This is a wide endemic plant distributed in India and Sri Lanka.


Oh, Karnala!!! I wish one of my indirect students who worked in Karnala had shown this plant to me :((….
BTW, Karnala I still doubt if it is a wildlife sanctuary notified by MoEF. Its not a protected area but it is a reserve forest I assume.



Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
¿ cot-toh-NI-uh ? — named for Maj-Gen Frederic Cotton of Madras Engineers, collector of Orchids
Archive – Vernacular list of trees, shrubs, and woody climbers in the Madras Presidency
pee-dun-kew-LAIR-iss — stalkedDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: bee orchidMarathi: भ्रमरी bharmari

botanical names: Cottonia peduncularis (Lindl.) Rchb.f. … synonyms: Cottonia macrostachya Wight • Vanda bicaudata Thwaites • Vanda peduncularis Lindl. … The Plants List
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This sighting at Karnala Bird Sanctuary on 1 APR 12
… more views at flickr


What a tiny orchid…. very well depicted, … saw all 3 of the pic in flickr…


Beautiful pic. I imagine is someone can really show me a pic with bee actually pollinating the flowers of this.



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Bee Orchid—-Cottonia peduncularis @ Karnala : Attachments (5). 10 posts by 10 authors.
Sharing few photographs of Bee Orchid seen at Karnala.
Date/Time: 14-04-2013 / 11:00AM
Location: Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Maharashtra.
Bot. name: –Cottonia peduncularis
Family: Orchidaceae.


Wow amazingly interesting…


My beloved beauty… i did not find this year

there was huge bunch of this plant on one tree which was cut 🙁


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The Bee Orchid : Attachments (8).  4 posts by 4 authors.
… had recently posted beautiful photographs of the Bee Orchid [Cottonia peduncularis] at this link

Adding a few of mine to complement his.


Beautiful images. Last month we saw this orchid in Yeoor. Aptly known as April fool Orchid !!!



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Bee orchid :  Attachments (3). 5 posts by 4 authors.

here is magnificent orchid from sanjay gandhi national park
Bee Orchid
Cottonia peduncularis / Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
15/5/2013 May


Extremely beautiful capture …



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Yeoor hills visit report May 15/2013 :

Visited yeoor hills Part of Sanjay gandhi national park, Mumbai, Maharashtra on May 15/2013
Bee Orchid

Cottonia peduncularis Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)


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Bee Orchid (Cottonia peduncularis)

Very pretty orchid. One of the only which was reported to show sexual deception, but not confirmed yet.



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Cottonia peduncularis (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
¿ cot-toh-NI-uh ? — named for Maj-Gen Frederic Cotton of Madras Engineers, collector of Orchids … Archive
pee-dun-kew-LAIR-iss — stalked … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: bee orchid • Marathi: भ्रमरी bhramari
Endemic to: Western & Eastern Ghats of India, Sri Lanka
ReferencesFlowers of India • Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar • Orchids of Kerala
at Karnala Bird Sanctuary on 01 APR 12

You really have very good collection

very crisp clicks


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Orchidaceae Fortnight : Cottonia peduncularis : Attachments (1). 6 posts by 6 authors.
Cottonia peduncularis
Orchidaceae
Thane , Maharashtra

2013 May


Wonderful and unique plant. A monotypic genus with single species found only in India and Sri Lanka.



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Cottonia peduncularis


Wow ! looks like a real bee


Extraordinary….



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Sharing few photographs of Bee Orchid seen at Karnala.
Date/Time: 14-04-2013 / 11:00AM
Location: Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Maharashtra.
Bot. name: –Cottonia peduncularis
Family: Orchidaceae.


Cottonia peduncularis.



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Cottonia peduncularis Orchidaceae : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).

Found this lovely orchid at Yeoor hills
In month of april 2014

Cottonia peduncularis (Orchidaceae) Bharmari in Marathi


I have yet to see this beauty in wild. Amazing plant and amazing flowers.

Thanks for sharing.



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along National Highway No. 4A between Khanapur & Anmod

Date: 22 APR 2011 … Altitude: about 650 m asl
Cottonia peduncularis (Lindl.) Rchb.f. (family: Orchidaceae)



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ANMAY18/19 Cottonia peduncularis (Lindl.) Rchb.f. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)

Family: Orchidaceae
Date: 5th May 2015
Place: Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka

Habit: Herb
Habitat: Ghat section forests



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It is my pleasure to share few images of Cottonia peduncularis (Orchidaceae 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Epiphytic, Evergreen forest fringe. 

Sighting: Sakaleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka, about 900 msl 

Date: 18-02-2016 and 19-02-2016


Beautiful shots !!!!.

I had seen  this plant 9 years ago and collected some from Rose mala, Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary, Kulathupuzha, Trivandrum


Some one can undertake a good study on this.

Prof. S.R.Yadav once reported that it mimics the bee and is pollinated by sexual deception. Although no one ever saw a bee pollinating this flower.
Dr. Alex Kocyan, a world renowned expert on the group said that there is no sexual deception in any of the Indian orchids including Cottonia.
There could be a nice PhD work on this.

Thanks for showing this wonder.



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Pl see Attached four pic of Cottonia peduncularis from Kaiga
Uttarakannada Western Ghats
road side you can find this Orchid blooming can be seen in natural forest road side in kaiga.
Date/Time-:30/04/2015   –    15:30,
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga, Uttar Kannada, Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ – Wild
Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Epiphytic


Liked the habitat photo most.


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490-TSP-21MAR2021-1-Cottonia peduncularis @ Hethoor: 2 high resolution images.
Presenting a few images of  Cottonia peduncularis the Bee Orchid
Habit:Herb
Habitat:Wild,epiphytic,semi-evergreen forest fringe
Sighting:Hethoor, near Sakaleshpur,Karnataka about 1000 msl
Date:28-03-2016



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in Anshi WLS 27/5/08; 18 April 2010: Karnala Bird Sanctury; pls id orchid.. – indiantreepix | Google Groups Id18042010phk1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups

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77 ID wild plant orchid: 9 images.

Please ID wild orchid,
Location:         near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, Kerala PIN:686671
Date:.               26.04.2021, 03.45pm
Altitude:           1700fsl
Habitat:            wild, affixed to 4 meter height wild tree
Plant habit:      root affixed on branch weak stem
Height:             6 inch
Leaves:            lengthy, size:18x2cm
Flower:             diameter:08mm, yellow brown
non fragrant
Camera:           mobile LG K10 2017 13mp

This is Cottonia peduncularis


Lovely. Yet to see this beauty in wild.

Cottonia peduncularis.



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