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Cryptostylis arachnites live in wild from Hong Kong : 11 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)
Wild orchid from Hong Kong !

Very beautiful…!!
Is it reported from India also?

It is reported from Andamans otherwise known from Myanmar, so I am sure it should be in north east India.

such a cute orchid !! and incredible picture as always 

Here is one more from my DSLR. Thanks a lot for your comments.

nice find. at first look it seems  to be a rust colored snail slowly creeping up the stem. may be call it a snail orchid    😄

is it because the petal is rolled up? thanks for the pics

it looks like a spider actually!!

okkkk. orange spider? but those spike ae th ebottom looked like the antenae that snals have… anyway i see you are back again. ice to see you. any more  papers? and your bot g’s journal?

Some papers are stuck, but hopefully this year I will have around 4 more. I don’t know if I sent you the new one on Goodyera?

You can see at following link:
Yes have seen it, you had sent it to me (THE PLOS one biology paper) a few months ago and we talked of the tibetan/dryland/upland plateau etc. partly read it (what i could decipher quickly) and the detailed consensus trees need some reading for a non-botanist. so is waiting. Good luck with your pursuits

Cryptostylis arachnites (Blume) Hassk. in C.L.Blume, Coll. Orchid.: 133 (1859).
Zosterostylis arachnites Blume, Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind.: 419 (1825).
Chlorosa latifolia Blume, Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind.: 420 (1825).
Zosterostylis zeylanica Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 446 (1840).
Zosterostylis walkerae Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 5: t. 1748 (1851).
Cryptostylis walkerae (Wight) Blume, Coll. Orchid.: 133 (1859).
Cryptostylis zeylanica (Lindl.) Blume, Coll. Orchid.: 133 (1859).
Cryptostylis alismifolia F.Muell., S. Sci. Rec. 1: 172 (1881).
Cryptostylis papuana Schltr. in K.M.Schumann & C.A.G.Lauterbach, Fl. Schutzgeb. Südsee, Nachtr.: 82 (1905).
Cryptostylis stenochila Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 39: 49 (1906).
Cryptostylis vitiensis Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 3: 16 (1906).
Cryptostylis fulva Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1: 26 (1911).
Cryptostylis fulva var. subregularis Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1: 27 (1911).
Cryptostylis erythroglossa Hayata, Icon. Pl. Formosan. 4: 117 (1914).
Distribution: Tropical to Subtropical Asia to Southwest Pacific

Posted pic was taken in wild in Hong Kong.


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