Herminium monophyllum (D.Don) P.F.Hunt & Summerh., Kew Bull. 20: 51 1966. (Syn: Herminium gramineum Lindl.; Monorchis monophylla (D.Don) O.Schwarz; Neottia monophylla D.Don; Spiranthes monophylla (D.Don) Spreng.);
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How do we cite two voucher specimens collected from the same locality in different dates.???
Suppose if it is a tree species, when a voucher specimen with flowers were collected in 12 June 2011 and fruits in the next year 15 August 2012.
We have to give separate voucher numbers since both the specimens were collected in different seasons and dates.
How do we cite these two voucher specimens in our species description (as specimens examined)??
Should I use “ib.” or “Ibid.” while citing the second specimen?? Or should I repeat the locality as such.
Specimens Examined: Kerala, Idukki Dist., Munnar, 12.06.2011, Manudev 30124; Munnar, 15.08.2012, Manudev 32331 (DEV). OR
Specimens Examined: Kerala, Idukki Dist., Munnar, 12.06.2011, Manudev 30124; ibid., 15.08.2012, Manudev 32331 (DEV). OR
Specimens Examined: Kerala, Idukki Dist., Munnar, 12.06.2011, Manudev 30124, 15.08.2012, Manudev 32331 (DEV)
If the specimens were collected in the same date.. and were given different numbers (suppose 12 June 2011)
Specimens Examined: Kerala, Idukki Dist., Munnar, 12.06.2011, Manudev 30124, 32331 (DEV) OR
Specimens Examined: Kerala, Idukki Dist., Munnar, 12.06.2011, Manudev 30124; Munnar, 12.06.2011, Manudev 32331 (DEV). OR
Specimens Examined: Kerala, Idukki Dist., Munnar, 12.06.2011, Manudev 30124; ibid., 12.06.2011, Manudev 32331 (DEV). OR
Specimens Examined: Kerala, Idukki Dist., Munnar, 12.06.2011, Manudev 30124, 12.06.2011, Manudev 32331 (DEV)
which of the above methods are correct??

Hoping to hear from you soon


It doesnt matter if you have given multiple numbers to different vouchers of the same specimens. Munnar is a big area. If you have more details to provide in Munnar then write it separately or I will personally prefer this:

Specimens Examined: Kerala, Idukki Dist., Munnar, 12.06.2011, Manudev 30124, 32331 (DEV)


Shouldn’t GPS location be now included in specimen voucher details…
to be very accurate? Isn’t GPS locating used more and more even in INDIA…
for mapping flora and fauna presence?


How accurate is the GPS location? it is also doubtful. Its not bad to include GPS locations but I would keep it safe especially for orchids so that people dont go out in search of it and then extract it from wild.
In the book Wild Orchids of Hong Kong, after a logn meeting it was decided that GPS localities or detailed localities wont be provided to keep the orchids safe in natural condition.


You should understand one thing. Please dotn have a tendency to identify all plants in the wild. So even if you have multiple collections of same taxa from same locality but may be different population (not from same population), then you must give different number. If you collect multiple plants from one population then you
can give same number with some suffix.


You well said …

It is better not provide exact localities and GPS data for Orchids, a group which is exploited widely for its ornamental value..

And also the accuracy of the GPS data is debatable.


I usually record as much as variations found in the field and I usually give different numbers if a plant shows variation even if it is collected from the same location and same population. My query was to sort out the best way to cite these collections made from same locality..


If you give different number to plants collected from same population, then make sure you know which number belonged to same population otherwise it will be confusing while interpreting the intra-population
variation.
See the attached sheet plz (J. Renz & H.B. Naithani 13574). The main aim was only to show the variation.
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yes … valid reason…
not to give out the gps locations of any red listed flora…


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Another orchid for ID ABJUL01/26 : 6 posts by 3 authors. 4 images.

Yesterday I found this orchid on my walk. Please help with the identification.
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1900m
19 July 2016.

Looks like Herminium monophyllum to me.


Thanks, …, for first posting on efi.


Thank you … I am glad to have found it.


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After searching for a few days, I finally found a few specimens of this orchid growing on a rock face. I hope these photos will help establish it to be Herminium monophyllum as … earlier suggested.

Herminium monophyllum

Near Gallu Temple, Dharamshala, HP
2000m approx.
24 July 2017

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That’s very funny and misleading image you have. I was shocked thinking this is a new genus 🙂

In you pic 6570 the labellum what is seen on the image appears broad in the front and narrow near base, but actually the broad part is the base of the spur and the narrower part is the apex which is kind of pointed.

Thanks a lot for sharing these lovely pics of Herminium monophyllum. I had seen only once in Mussorie.


Thank you … My apologies for causing the shock. I thought the next image (6592) clarified any confusion.


No no, I was saying in good sense. Dont take it otherwise please. I am perfectly sure what it is.


I didn’t think it was meant any other way. My apologies were genuine though 🙂


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Saw this orchid along the Ghangaria VOF trek, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
Is it possible to ID?

I cant make out the flower clearly but surely this is a Herminium.

Thanks … for the ID.
I am attaching a cropped pic of the flowers, a feeble attempt to try to seek the species level ID, if possible.
However, I am more than happy for the genus level ID as well.


I need to see the leaves. How many? I think this is Herminium monophyllum.



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