Eulophia dabia (D.Don) Hochr., Bull. New York Bot. Gard. 6: 270 1910. (Syn: Bletia dabia D.Don ….);
 


Eulophia dabia (D.Don) Hochr., Bull. New York Bot. Gard. 6: 270 (1910). 
Synonyms:
Bletia dabia D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal.: 30 (1825).
Limodorum dabia (D.Don) Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal.: 30 (1825).
Graphorkis dabia (D.Don) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 662 (1891).
Limodorum ramentaceum Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. 1832, 3: 467 (1832).
Eulophia campestris Wall. ex Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 185 (1833).
Eulophia ramentacea (Roxb.) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 185 (1833).
Eulophia rupestris Wall. ex Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 185 (1833).
Geodorum ramentaceum (Roxb.) Voigt, Hort. Suburb. Calcutt.: 628 (1845).
Eulophia hemileuca Lindl., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3: 25 (1859).
Graphorkis campestris (Wall. ex Lindl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 662 (1891).
Graphorkis rupestris (Wall. ex Lindl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 882 (1891).
Eulophia faberi Rolfe, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1896: 198 (1896).
Limodorum turkestanicum Litv., Trudy Bot. Muz. Imp. Akad. Nauk 1: 18 (1902).
Eulophia hormusjii Duthie, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 9(2): 125 (1906).
Eulophia turkestanica (Litv.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12: 374 (1913).
Family: Orchidaceae
Location: Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand
Date: 12.03.2011 – 19.03.2011 (on multiple trips)
This is supposed to be highly medicinal plant and it is assumed to be the original Salem Misri, but now a days becoming too rare. I was authorized to collect the plant by forest department for research purpose also because I work with MoEF on Orchids, and hence I was able to get down the vehicle with my team inside the National Park, which is otherwise illegal, so please dont try this in any park it is highly restricted. Rajaji is famous for Elephants along with Tiger and Leopard which may attack. On one trip, I even accompanied the PCCF (Uttarakhand), Director (Rajaji NP) and my boss … just to show them this beautiful orchid.
Finding this orchid was surely an achievement.


– Protologue of the same attached.


Salam Panja, salam Misri and 8 astavarga medicines of ayurveda are extremly usefull in many ayurvedic preparations. Many of them are from Orchidaceae family. Any programme to conserve and propagate them going on or not ?


– During my last lecture during my Sikkim trip, one of my suggestion was to conserve these high value medicinal plants (around 15 from western HImalaya (in the wild, by conserving their environment and at the same time checking their collection from wild by these high profile chawanparash makers and even my suggestions were one of those which were later sent to the ministry or agriculture as well as environment and Forests.
One more suggestion was to propagate them through tissue culture and cultivate these plants on large scale so as to supply to these industries for their use. Because we know that most of these industries are not acquiring these plants legally. 
 BTW, Salam Panja is a different orchid called Dactylorhiza hatageria. This is salam misri.

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ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Eulophia dabia (D.Don) Hochr. from Uttarakhand, PKS-200 : Attachments (7).

7 posts by 5 authors.
Eulophia dabia (D.Don) Hochr., Bull. New York Bot. Gard. 6: 270 (1910).

Synonyms:
Bletia dabia D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal.: 30 (1825).
Limodorum dabia (D.Don) Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal.: 30 (1825).
Graphorkis dabia (D.Don) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 662 (1891).
Limodorum ramentaceum Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. 1832, 3: 467 (1832).
Eulophia campestris Wall. ex Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 185 (1833).
Eulophia ramentacea (Roxb.) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 185 (1833).
Eulophia rupestris Wall. ex Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 185 (1833).
Geodorum ramentaceum (Roxb.) Voigt, Hort. Suburb. Calcutt.: 628 (1845).
Eulophia hemileuca Lindl., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3: 25 (1858).
Graphorkis campestris (Wall. ex Lindl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 662 (1891).
Graphorkis rupestris (Wall. ex Lindl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 882 (1891).
Eulophia faberi Rolfe, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1896: 198 (1896).
Limodorum turkestanicum Litv., Trudy Bot. Muz. Imp. Akad. Nauk 1: 18 (1902).
Eulophia hormusjii Duthie, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 9(2): 125 (1906).
Eulophia turkestanica (Litv.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg.
12: 374 (1913).

Distribution: Afghanistan to S. China and Nicobar Is.


I knew it would be double century

Congrats …


Thanks a lot sir. PICTURE ABHI BAKI HAI :), just that I dont have time to spare. Lets hope I can post more.
Thanks a lot to you and to every one for the trust and encouragements.


Beautiful orchid, one another from Uttarakhand. Seen but yet to be photographed. It must be a subtropical one.

AND DOUBLE CENTURY…PICTURE ABHI BAKI HAI !
Great work and dedication …


This was found in the Shivaliks in Rajaji National Park. I was given special permission to go in, collect and identify.
I assume its a very rare plant found in specific habitat along the grassy sand beds of streams coming out of Shivaliks or above.
Try next year. I will tell you the exact time to look out for this.


 
 
 
 
 
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