Smithsonia straminea C.J.Saldanha, Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 71: 73 1974. (syn. Loxoma straminea (C.J.Saldanha) Pradhan); 









Orchidaceae Fortnight: Gastrochilus dasypogon ? : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Please find attached two photos of Gastrochilus.
Could this be Gastrochilus dasypogon?  Plant seen at a place south of Dandeli in North Kanara Dist,
Flower size is around <1cm.

finally you opened you account hahahaha. I think this is Smithsonia straminea. I am on bus, will confirm once I check properly.

Guess you are right! 🙂

Here is another picture from a different plant from the same locality (attached)

Yes Smithsonia straminea.



Family: Orchidaceae
Date: 12th May 2015
Place: Hebri, Karnataka
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Evergreen forest
Leaf: 2.5 cm long
Flower: 0.5 cm wide
Identified as Gastrochilus sp. by Smita Raskar ma’am. The following species are reported from Karnataka:
1) Gastrochilus calceolaris (Buch.-Ham. ex Sm.) D.Don 
2) Gastrochilus acaulis (Lindl.) Kuntze 
3) Gastrochilus flabelliformis (Blatt. & McCann) C.J.Saldanha

Identified by … as Smithsonia straminea C J Saldanha.



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