Himalaya to S. China as per WCSP;

Slender plants, usually under 1m. Infl. terminal (very rarely on a leafless shoot). Bracts remote. Flowers borne in cincinni, often repalced by bulbils. Bracteoles open to base. Corolla tube slender, well exerted, dorsal petal sometimes hooded. Lateral staminodes attached to corolla tube at same level as petals, petal-like. Lip connate to filament in a slender tube c.1cm above staminodes, auriculate at base, free part usually bilobed or emarginate. Filament long, slender, with inflexed edges, strongly curved in upper part, style often becoming separated and forming a ‘bow-strong’ across curvature; anther small with parallel thecae each of which may bear 1 or 2 lateral appendages (not in Bhutanese species); crest not or hardly produced. Ovary unilocular with parietal palcentation. Fruit a small, dehiscent capsule.
Fl. July-August
(Attributions- H.J Noltie. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1994 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)

Globba clarkei Baker ??? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Location: Shivapuri National Park, Nepal
Altitude: 4800 ft.
Date: 22 July 2017

Globba racemosa. this is having bulbils at the tip of the inflorescence.

Attachments (3)

MS July,2018/23 Globba sp. for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Location : Ailawng, Mizoram
Date : 25-07-2018
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Globba racemosa


MS Aug.2018/07 Globba sp. for ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Ailawng, Mizoram
Date : 04-08-2018
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

You are really digging out treasures for all of us here, let us wait for expert views on specific id…. Marvellous..!!

Globba racemosa

SK1356 06 AUG 2018 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5) – around 300 kb each.
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Altitude : 6000 ft.
Date: 18 July 2018
Habit : Wild  
Which Globba …???

Globba racemosa

From same location on 21 August 2018
Attachments (5) – around 500 kb each.

SK1384 27 AUG 2018 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)- around 500 kb each.
Location: Suryabinayak, Nepal  
Date: 29 July 2018
Elevation: 4400 ft.
Habit : Wild 
Globba .. ?? 

Globba species

Globba ophioglossa

Globba sessiliflora Sims and its syn: Globba ophioglossa Wight.
is not listed in Nepal and looks like not matching with the images
in the Net.

Please send the images again so that I can go through again. If possible send an image of lateral staminode or flower with lateral view . is is an important factor for species delimitation in this complex.

Attachments (13) – around 500 kb each.

Globba racemosa. This can be easily identified by the bulbils produced towards the tip of the inflorescence and longer lateral staminodes almost equal to labellum.

MS Sept.2018/14 Globba sp. (racemosa ?) for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location : Reiek-tlang, Mizoram
Date : 07-09-2018
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Globba racemosa

Globba racemosa Sm. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (10)- around 400 kb each
Location: Raniban, Balaju, Nepal
Altitude:  4900 ft.
Date: 13 September 2018
Habit : Wild
Globba  again !

yes. it was also sited in Assam in 2014 for the first time


SK 2663 13 July 2020 : 10 posts by 2 authors. 6 images- 4 to 7 mb each.
Location: Chalnakhel, Pharping
Date: 13 July 2020
Elevation: 1500 m.
Habitat: Wild
Globba racemosa Sm. ??

Yes you are correct. Globba racemosa.

Nepali name : देवी सरो Devee Saro


SK1325 27 JUL 2018 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)- around 500 kb each.

Location: Jitpur Phedi, n Nepal
Altitude : 5000 ft.
Date: 19 June 2018
Habit : Wild  
Thank you.
Which Globba ??

Wait for flowers. It is interesting.

Is it possible to get the flowers as requested by …?

The location is little far away and frequent visit is difficult. However, Is shall see if I can make it in few days !

yes one needs to see the diagnostic unique inflorescence and flower anatomy

Globba racemosa


Globba racemosa Sm. : 9 posts by 2 authors. 2 images- 7 mb each.
Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date:  October 2020 
Elevation: 1500m.
Habitat  : Wild

Thanks, …

Wonderful images. But I could not find any such pods/ fruit images on the net or in GBIF.

All the Globba sp. I have clicked turned out to be G. racemosa. As such I presume this should be the same sp.  I hope … could validate.

Found one link


SK 2954 09 September 2021: 10 very high res. images.
Location: Surkhet, West Nepal
Altitude: 1057m.
Date: 12 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Globba macroclada Gagnep. ??

Globba racemosa
This has bulbils at the terminal portion of the inflorescence.

This is from same location as: efi thread, which you have earlier ID as G. macroclada and the plant hight is also not high like G. racemosa we find in Kathmandu area.


Globba racemosa Sm.: 6 very high res. images.

Location: Harthok, Palpa 
Altitude: 1460m.
Date: 31 August 2021 

Habit : Wild

Globba racemosa

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