IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN)
Cypripedium himalaicum Rolfe, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 29: 319 1892. (Syn: Cypripedium macranthos var. himalaicum (Rolfe) Kraenzl.);
ORCHIDACEAE: Lady Slipper Orchids – Cypripedium himalaicum Rolfe: Cypripedium himalaicum Rolfe, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 29: 319 (1892).
Oh!!!!! again so nice so fatty
Wow remind me of Penguins
Hahahaa, fatty, that orchid must have commited suicide after reading that word 😛
VoF Week: Orchidaceae – Cypripedium himalaicum Rolfe:
Cypripedium himalaicum Rolfe, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 29: 319 (1892).
Cypripedium macranthos var. himalaicum (Rolfe) Kraenzl., Orchid. Gen. Sp. 1: 26 (1897).
Distribution: Tibet, India, Nepal
Current pics taken in VoF
simple question… Why we could not find these orchids…..
Where they are found in valley….???
All these orchids were found during late july and august only. They are all there. Just that we need patience. VoF is a very big area and infact these orchids are not far away from the main trail.
ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Cypripedium himalaicum Rolfe : Attachments (3). 7 posts by 6 authors.
All three Cypripedium species captured. Great work … All three are in Indian Red Data Book and all three in a same locality in vicinity of Tungnath. I too have visited Tungnath many a times but could not captured C.elegans.
In VoF also all three plants could be located in one day easily,
ORCHIDACEAE Fortnight: Cypripedium himalaicum from Uttarakhand DSR_28 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Cypripedium himalaicum Rolfe is a timberline ecotone and alpine orchid in Uttarakhand.
Though it occurs in many alpine zones in Uttarakhand it is noticed rarely as it grows with grasses which often exceed its height.
It is mentioned as “rare” in Indian Red Data Book.
Copied from my old optical photo shot at Kuari Pass area, Dhauli valley, Chamoli in 1993.