Hooker’s Pleione;
Distribution: Nepal to China (SE. Yunnan to N. Guangdong) to Indo-China

Pleione hookeriana from Way to Chopta
Shot in June 2013
Id Credit …

Yes Pleione hookeriana. Can be seen on rocks around the enterance. Of the lower gate of Tumganath temple trail.


Orchidaceae Fortnight: 01102013GS4 for ID from near Chopta, Uttarakhand GS-5 :  Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Hope this is orchid, please help in Id of this plant photographed from near Chopta on June1.

Yes sir this is Pleione hookeriana.

Just wanted to know something about it so searched and could know that
……it is an epiphytic orchid.
……It has a pseudobulb.
Flower characters are visible in the picture.

ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Pleione hookeriana (Lindl.) Rollisson from Uttarakhand, PKS-108: Attachments (1). 5 posts by 4 authors.
Pleione hookeriana (Lindl.) Rollisson, Cat. (Rollisson) 1875-1876: 39 (1875).

Coelogyne hookeriana Lindl., Fol. Orchid. 5: 14 (1854).
Coelogyne hookeriana var. brachyglossa Rchb.f., Gard. Chron., III, 1: 833 (1887).
Pleione hookeriana var. brachyglossa (Rchb.f.) Rolfe, Orchid Rev. 11: 291 (1903).
Pleione laotica Kerr, J. Siam Soc., Nat. Hist. Suppl. 9: 235 (1933).
Distribution: Nepal to China (SE. Yunnan to N. Guangdong) to Indo-China

Beautiful orchid but never seen in nature. Thanks for showing.

This pic is from Tungnath area.

We also observed this from Chopta Tungnath Area.


Chopta, Tunganath, On the boundary of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttarakhand; Pleione hookeriana (Lindl.) J.Moore – efloraofindia | Google Groups


Pleione hookeriana (Lindl.) J. Moore: 4 high res. images.

Location: Mid Hill way , Baglung, Nepal 
Date: 31 May 2023
Elevation: 2800 m.

Habit : Wild

Image quality not good due to long distance.

I can fully understand how it feels when you can see a beautiful orchid, but you know you may never have a good photograph.

Yes, it looks like Pleione hookeriana.

Yes indeed.