Habenaria sahyadrica Pankaj Kumar, Konickal Mambetta Prabhukumar, Thankappan Kureekadu Nirmesh, Vadakkethil Balakrishnan Sreekumar, Vadakkoot Sankaran Hareesh, Indira Balachandran, Phytotaxa Vol 244, No 2 (2015);
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Habenaria sp. for validation : Attachments (5). 9 posts by 4 authors.
Please validate the Habenaria species collected from Muthikulam, altitude around 1700m in shola forests


Actually this species shows similarities with H. multicaudata. work in progress.


Do you have leaf picture.

What is the total length of the plant?

Was it from inside the forest (evergreen/semi evergreen) near a stream?


I thought I sent you the references of Habenaria ramayyana and Habenaria panigrahiana.

This is not multicaudata for sure….


Please check Habenaria periyarensis Rajesh et al. as well.


OH MY GODDY!!!  This started from here. This is one of our described new species with Prabhu, Habenaria sahyadrica.


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Habenaria sahyadrica sp. nov. : 15 posts by 12 authors.
I am very happy to inform you that a new species of orchid, Habenaria sahyadrica from Kerala has been published in Phytotaxa with our great Pankajji…………
Pls go through the link.

http://biotaxa.org/Phytotaxa/article/view/phytotaxa.244.2.8


Congratulations Prabhu ji, Pankaj ji and all team members, nice to know about it!! 


Great !! Congrats to all the Scientists…


This was a great work by Prabhu and his colleagues. My work was very minor as I had been wanting to synonymise the other two species since long time and I thought this was the right article to add them.
Congratulations to Prabhu and his friends and I have seen his other articles too. He is really doing good job in field botany and alpha taxonomy.

Here is one article attached, I dont know if this can go on the group but I really found it very interesting.


Please forward to all taxonomists possible 🙂

Eight Steps to Total Enlightenment and Taxonomic Nirvana.pdf


Congratulations for the new sp paper and Nirvana paper, Pankaj excellent.
should be read by every body who want to be or are already scientist of any sort.


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Posted in 2013 and published as new species in 2015
This was posted in 2013 in efloraofindia by Prabhu Kumar ji as per discussions at Habenaria sp. for validation and was published as a new species in 2015 as Habenaria sahyadrica

(Habenaria sahyadrica Pankaj Kumar, Konickal Mambetta Prabhukumar, Thankappan Kureekadu Nirmesh, Vadakkethil Balakrishnan Sreekumar, Vadakkoot Sankaran Hareesh, Indira Balachandran).
Again highlighting that many posts here are subsequently published as new species.
We may hardly come to know of only a few of them.



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References:
Phytotaxa (Habenaria sahyadrica (Orchidaceae, Orchideae) a new species from the Western Ghats (India) with critical notes on allied taxa- Pankaj Kumar, Konickal Mambetta Prabhukumar, Thankappan Kureekadu Nirmesh, Vadakkethil Balakrishnan Sreekumar, Vadakkoot Sankaran Hareesh, Indira Balachandran- Abstract– Habenaria Willdenow (1805: 544) is a large genus represented by approximately 848 species making it by far the largest in subfamily Orchidoideae (Cribb 2001, Kurzweil 2009, Govaerts et al. 2014, Batista et al. 2011), with centres of diversity in Brazil, southern and central Africa, and East Asia (Kurzweil & Weber 1992). In India, it is represented by 72 species, of which 36 are endemic (Misra 2007).  About 45 species of Habenaria are known to occur in the Western Ghats of India, of which 21 species are endemic (Jalal & Jayanthi 2012). In Kerala, 26 species were reported so far with 17 endemic (Sasidharan 2013).)

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