Dusky Goodyera;
 
 
Goodyera fusca is an alpine ground orchid reaching up to the altitude of 3800m in Garhwal.
It
grows on grassy slopes with lower leaves making a rosette of few leaves
close to the ground. Flowering scape may reach up to 20 cm. More
interestingly, the new rosettes formed adjacent to older ones in late
season survive as such under the snow during entire winter season
The photograph is of poor quality as it is a copy of my old optical photo taken in 2000.

Nice
Shot … I am feeling that we have not explored Uttarakhand properly.
As even after visiting so frequently to many areas in UK, we missed so
many flowers. So now much eager to join any exploration in UK with
you……..


Beautiful plant. This is actually around Tunganath too …


ID Plz,
Date of coll: Aug, 2010
Place of Coll.: On way to Churdhar, Himachal Pradesh (ca 2000m)


Goodyera fusca (Lindl.) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 112 (1890).

Syn:
Hetaeria fusca Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 491 (1840).
Cystorchis fusca (Lindl.) Benth. & Hook.f., Gen. Pl. 3: 599 (1883).
Orchiodes fuscum (Lindl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 675 (1891).
Epipactis fusca (Lindl.) A.A.Eaton, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 21: 64 (1908).
Distribution: China, Tibet, Eastern Himalaya, Nepal, Uttarakhand, Mayanmar.


This may be new record for Himachal Pradesh. Please check the BSI flora.


 



 
 
 
 
 
 

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