These two pics are enclosed from Pradhan Sir’s personal collection (there were many, I could take only these pics)..
I hope they belong to “Jewel Orchid” as I was told… I was little early to get flowering pics.
Oh you missed the biggest collection of Jewel orchids in India.
They are two different species. The pic labelled as 1 is ... The pic on left hand of screen, I don’t know. We need to confirm with the flowers or you can ask him. If I had to guess then the plant on left hand side green-white is Aenhenrya rotundifolia and plant of right hand side reddish leaf is …
Thanks for sharing and I must say you are lucky to have spent time with Pradhan sir. I met him for the first time in 2003 and since then he has been a source of encouragement to me and a very good friend too.
Surely I have (rather we have) missed a great opportunity due to paucity of time..
There is one important thing about this species. I think this plant exist in ex-situ collections only at two places in India, one at JNTBGRI and with … and this is really a very rare species.