Herminium lanceum (Thunb. ex Sw.) Vuikj, Blumea 11: 228 1961. (Syn: Aceras angustifolium Lindl.; Aceras angustifolium var. longicrure (C.Wright ex A.Gray) Miq.; Aceras lanceum (Thunb. ex Sw.) Steud.; Aceras longicrure C.Wright ex A.Gray; Herminium altigenum Schltr.; Herminium angustifolium (Lindl.) Ridl.; Herminium angustifolium (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook. f.; Herminium angustifolium (Lindl.) Benth. ex Clarke; Herminium angustifolium var. brevilabre T. Tang & F.T. Wang; Herminium angustifolium var. longicruris (C. Wright ex A. Gray) Makino; Herminium angustifolium var. nematolobum Hand.-Mazz.; Herminium lanceum var. longicrure (C.Wright ex A.Gray) H.Hara; Herminium longicrure (C.Wright ex A.Gray) Tang & F.T.Wang; Herminium minutiflorum Schltr.; Herminium stenostachyum Tang & F.T.Wang; Monorchis angustifolia (Lindl.) O.Schwarz; Monorchis minutiflora (Schltr.) O.Schwarz; Ophrys lancea Thunb. ex Sw.; Platanthera angustifolia (Lindl.) Rchb.f.; Satyrium lanceum (Thunb. ex Sw.) Pers.; Spiranthes lancea (Thunb. ex Sw.) Bakh.f. & Steenis);
Lanceleaf Herminum;


Gori Valley Tour: Orchid 7 for id:
This was again shot near Shilling village… first sighted by me during VOF trek…. wanted to reconfirm the id…

may be some species of Herminium???

Herminium lanceum.


Flowers of Chakrata: Orchid 2 for id:
This is the second species which I wished to get id of… shot from near Deoban… is this Peristylis densus?

It is Herminium lanceum fruits,


Flowers of Chakrata: Orchid 2 for id : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.
This is the second species which I wished to get id of… shot from near Deoban… is this Peristylis densus?

It is Herminium lanceum fruits

Herminium lanceum



Orchidaceae Fortnight: 02102013GS1 for ID from Chakrata GS-8 : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Please help in Id of this herb photographed from Chakrata Budhercaves Road in Uttarakhand.

If I had to guess, then I would say, Herminium lanceum….

Thanks a lot … Your guess is enough for me

I think we have found this orchid in full bloom in Gori Valley Sir. will share soon


ORCHIDACEAE FORTNIGHT:: Herminium lanceum for validation- NS 15 : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.
This species was shot during Gori valley tour, last October.. I could match this with Herminium lanceum
Please validate if this is…

Beautiful pics.

Thanks … for this validation too… this is a nice feeling for me to know some of these very beautiful flowers..

Herminium lanceum from Gori Valley and Chakrata
Pls validate 

Sometimes I really think this is a new species. It is different from the typical lanceum.
Please check my pic.
But lets say both are Herminium lanceum.

Thanks … I will compare with my originals

Orchidaceae Fortnight:: Herminium lanceum | Chakrata : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Chakrata, Uttarakhand
Aug., 2013

Yes Herminium lanceum.

This ground orchid was shot from Chakrata this year..
I hope this is Herminium lanceum
Please correct me if required..

Yes Herminium lanceum


ORCHIDACEAE FORTNIGHT:: Herminium 2 for id from Chakrata- NS 28:  Attachments (4). 3 posts by 2 authors.
I have some doubts about id of this terrestrial orchid shot from Chakrata…
Though this looked to me like Herminium lanceum, still I feel the flowers are more numerous, if that is any significant difference.. inputs required from the experts..

This is actually normal Herminium lanceum.

Kindly id this one more Orchid shot from Gori Valley
Can this also be Herminium lanceum

Yes this should be Herminium lanceum.


ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: 24102012-5 Orchid for id from Chakrata BS 115 : Attachments (5). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Kindly id this Orchid from Chakrata
My Last pics from that Place

This is again Herminium lanceum.


Herminium lanceum?? – en-route Rolla – GHNP -PKA99  : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Seen this terrestrial orchid en-route Rolla at GHNP.
Leaves were Linear Lance, almost 15 to 20cm long.
Could  this be Herminium lanceum?? (Pl. validate),
Family: Orchidaceae
Date/Time: 24-09-2014 / 10:50AM

As far as I know, yes, this is Hermininium lanceum..  Nice pics …


Herminium lanceum ABJUL01/20 : 4 posts by 3 authors. 3 images.

Another orchid from the walk. I am also happy to report that our mountainsides are covered in Habenaria intermedius from 1900m above. I think this one is Herminium lanceum. Please advise.
Herminium lanceum—Lanceleaf Herminium
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
09 July 2016 

Yes Herminium lanceum.

Could this one be Herminium lanceum too? The spike was denser and flowers larger than my earlier specimen. Please advise.
On Mcleodganj-Triund trek, HP
2500m approx.
31 July 2016 

Yes this is Herminium lanceum.

Yes this is Herminium lanceum.


Herminium lanceum (Thunb.) Vuijk : (mixed thread): 2 posts by 2 authors. 9 correct images.
Sharing some pictures I guess is Herminium lanceum (Thunb.) Vuijk shot at Sallaghari Nagarkot Nepal on 9 September 2016 at 5500 ft.
ID validation please. 5 August 2017.

Yes this should be Herminium lanceum. It is quite variable species.

Herminium lanceum (Thunb. ex Sw.) Vuikj ?? : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)- around 300 kb each.
Location: Chobhar, Kathmandu, Nepal  
Date: 7 August 2018
Elevation: 4500 ft.
Habit : Wild

Yes sir this is Herminium lanceum. It has very variable labellum.

Thanks for sharing.
Lot of terrestrial orchids will come up during this season above 1500 m in the Himalaya.

Herminium lanceum (Thunb. ex Sw.) Vuikj : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (10) – around 600 kb.
Location: Nagarkot, Kathmandu
Date: 03 August  2019
Elevation: 2041 m.
Habit : Wild 

matches net photos but will wait for …

Yes this is Herminium lanceum. This plant is very variable though.

Herminium lanceum (Thunb. ex Sw.) Vuikj : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- 1 mb each.
Location: Champadevi, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 18675m.
Date: 02 September 2019
Habit : Wild

Attachments (2) – 1 mb and 5 mb.

Attachments (2) – 1 mb and 4 mb.

Attachments (1)– 6 mb.

Beautiful as usual !
I keep wondering about the effort it takes to go to the plants and trees, efforts it takes to shoot them and effort it takes to process and organise those images.
…, what you are doing is superhuman ! 

Thank you …! As we are in the same line I understand the difficulties to reach the location, devotion of time, money spent and sometimes risking life even. But I am enjoying since it is my passion now, however I find it difficult to reach to the alpine areas due to my knee problem.


Herminium lanceum (Thunb. ex Sw.) Vuikj : 8 posts by 2 authors. 6 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Nagarkot,  Kathmandu
Date: 12 September 2020
Elevation: 2044 m.
Habit : Wild


Herminium lanceum (Thunb. ex Sw.) Vuikj: 5 very high res. images.
Location: Dailekh, West Nepal
Altitude: 2230m.
Date: 12 August 2021
Habit : Wild

Yes Herminium lanceum.


Herminium lanceum (Thunb. ex Sw.) Vuijk: 6 high res. images.
Location: Surya Binayak, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Altitude: 1578m.
Date: 04 September 2023
Habit : Wild

Yes Herminium lanceum!!