Brachycorythis obcordata (Lindl.) Summerh., Kew Bull. 10: 243 1955. (Syn: Gymnadenia obcordata (Lindl.) Rchb.f.; Habenaria obcordata (Lindl.) Fyson; Orchis obcordata Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don [Illegitimate]; Phyllomphax obcordata (Lindl.) Schltr.; Platanthera obcordata Lindl. ex Wall.; Platanthera obcordata (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Lindl.);
Central India, Himalaya to Myanmar: Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Heart-Shaped Short-Helmet Orchid, Heart-Shaped Brachycorythis • Nepali: गंगडोल Gangdol • Nepali: गामडोल Gaamadol


ORCHIDACEAE FORTNIGHT:: Brachycorythis obcordata from Chakrata- NS 07 : Attachments (4). 4 posts by 4 authors.
This one was shot from Chakrata area, Uttrakhand during our recent visit to the place.. please validate the id..
I hope this should be Brachycorythis obcordata as identified by …

Yes Brachycorythis obcordata


Chakrata Tour Aug. 2013- Orchid 1 for id : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.
This was one of the finds in Chakrata.. please provide id clues..

Brachycorythis obcordata (Lindl.) Summerh.

Thanks for the id and liking …

ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Brachycorythis obcordata from Chakrata area BS9 :  Attachments (3). 8 posts by 5 authors.
Brachycorythis obcordata from Chakrata area

Beautiful orchid. I too saw and photographed it first time this year.

Another beauty
When are we making our next trip to Chakrata?

Thanks … Sir I was planning in September but some official problem. What is your suggestion about Banjar Valley in Himachal in Last of October. Altitude range is very diverse there 1000 mts to 3500 mts and way is safe in Kullu Mandi Dist of Himachal

Let us not delay it much, as high altitude vegetation would now start losing flowering phase.
You can make it as per your convenience. I am always ready.
Tomorrow night we are going for two day visit to Jim Corbet. Will be back on 7th, but I will miss Orchidaceae excitement during these two days. 

Perhaps this is not easy for both of us, as I am to go on a plant collection tour with B.Sc. students, in mid October (same is the case with …)…
We are also leaving for Morni Hills tomorrow, will be back on 6th evening, wishing you all the best for Jim Corbett Tour..

Sir I was planning so many things but have to cancel some family commitments. Now leaving for Shimla with Students on 16-10-13 for 4 days on plant excursion tour. Now we have no much options left. May be we have option from 30th oct to 3 Nov..

ORCHIDACEAE Fortnight: Brachycorythis obcordata from Uttarakhand DSR_13 :  Attachments (3). 5 posts by 5 authors.
Brachycorythis obcordata (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) Summerh is a temperate ground orchid growing on shady steep slopes. Photographed in Kali valley near Mangti village at about 1500m altitude. 

I never went along Kali river, I wish I had.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful pics of a wonderful orchid !!

Nice Shots Again … Is the way towards Gori and kali valley Open ?????

ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Brachycorythis obcordata | Chakrata :  Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Chakrata, Uttarakhand
Aug., 2013

Wonderful plant.


UP-Meghalay 7 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Habenaria-Brachycorythis obcordata frequently seen on the high platue of Balphakram national park-Meghalaya.

Brachycorythis obcordata (Lindl.) Summerh. : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
Sharing some pictures of B. obcordata shot today (30.7.16) at the Phedi Nagarkot at 5500 ft.

Superb images, …

Thank you …  So many color variations of same spp.

I would be grateful if you can show me pictures where I can see spur properly in these three plants

Enclosing some pictures of one plant ! Hope this would be ok !  Attachments (5)

Brachycorythis obcordata (Lindl. ex Wall.) Summerh. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)- around 750 kb each.
Location:  Phedi, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur
Date: 6 July 2019
Elevation:  1647 m.
Habit : Wild

Brachycorythis obcordata. Nice pics.


Brachycorythis obcordata (Lindl. ex Wall.) Summerh.: 1 very high res. image.

Location: Dailekh, West Nepal
Altitude:  1211 m.
Date: 12 August 2021
Habit : Wild 


Brachycorythis obcordata (Lindl. ex Wall.) Summerh.: 6 high res. images.

Location: Chobhar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 10 August 2023
Altitude: 1500m.
Habitat : Wild

Brachycorythis obcordata





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