Uttarakhand to Assam as per WCSP;

It is my pleasure to inform you, our paper has been published in Kew Bulletin/Springer. Anybody of India if find this species in North India, please email me. PDF and link has given. Thanks again efloraindia 

 

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Orchid Id from Bangladesh SM028 : 21 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (1).  
Habitat: Fellow land near Agriculture land
Location: Dinajpur District, North Bengal, Bangladesh
Flowering: June


Fortunately while searching on net i got the answer it is Arundina graminifolia (as Arundina bambusifolia, spelled bambusaefolia)

Could be Arundina sp.


This to me does not look like bamboo orchid, Arundina graminifolia… which I recently came across at Siliguri, W.B.


Bamboo Orchid is common in our hill forest of Chittagong Hill Tracts. But it is from North Bengal and very rare to me


Beauutiful .. but this is not Arundina graminifolia


Wow…. wonderful….seeing it for the first time from India I assume…. There are some colour variants too with complete yellow flowers… thanks so much for sharing.

This is Eulophia bicallosa.


Thanks for you Identification.
I think it is also a new Orchid Species for Bangladesh. However we have record of
1. Eulophia promensis
2 E. nuda
3. E. mackinnonii
4. E. herbacea
5. E. graminea
6. E. epidendraea
7. E. dabia
8. E. bracteosa
Should I write a paper on it?


Yes surely you can. I would be happy to help if you need without any authorship.

But make your article more scientific by adding proper illustrations and related information.


Sorry for the delayed response. I was in the forests since last few days.
It seems like a species of Phaius but more detailed information is required in respect of habit and resolution of flowers. I need time to comment more on this. Probably coming near to Phaius humboldtii (= Gastrorchis humblotii)


…… Although I dont see any hairs inside the labellum (for Phaius), the best way would be to check the polliniarium. Phaius will have 8 lobes (4+4) and Eulophia will have 2 lobes.


Please refer King & Pantl. 1898; Pearce & Cribb 2002 and Seidenfaden 1983 and you will be sure that the attached photograph is not Eulophia bicallosa. If you look at the upward facing spur (quite interesting in this case) is unusual in the genus Eulophia. I could not observe the pollinia, anther lobe and hair in the flower of the given photograph. The resolution is too low to examine anything. I guess you have examined some other photograph or the specimen.
Anyway, we can surely identify this if we are supplied with the required data.


Thanks, … May I request … to pl. post the original picture (in full size) here so that details can be further examined by the experts.


Thank you … I will send it


I have myself identified another plant as Eulophia bicallosa on the group and I can see there is lot of difference.
But as you must already be knowing that originally Gastrochis humblotii is known to be endemic to Madagascar, I would never imagine this genus to be found in Bangladesh unless this plant is from cultivation!!


It was found among tall grass field in wild. The plant very much resembles the grass that found this in. There is no possibility of cultivation


Please find some picture of its habitat and leaf, stem etc.
The location used as thatch field and the orchid associated with Saccharum spontaneum


It seems like a species of Eulophia. but not matching with any known species of Eulophia from India. Require more time to identify.


I think it the same plant now published now as
Eulophia obtusa (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Cymbideae) an addition to the flora of Bangladesh, with notes on its ecology and conservation status (Summary: Little published information exists about Eulophia obtusa, a showy and distinctive species previously recorded from North India and Nepal. It is here reported from Bangladesh for the first time. The population occurring in Bangladesh may represent a distinct colour form, with pure white instead of bright yellow sepals and petals as in previous records. A species growing in seasonally waterlogged grassland, its only known site in Bangladesh has already been destroyed for agricultural development. No reliable data on its present day occurrence in India and Nepal could be obtained. However, the most recent of only three collections in the Kew Herbarium dates from 1902, which suggests that it is quite a rare species. It must be assessed as critically endangered (CR) in Bangladesh, according to the IUCN Red Listing criteria.)

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Fwd: Orchid I’d from Bangladesh : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).
right now I am at field and can’t  sent the picture my another email. Please send it to the experts those already have seen and comments. I have collected the orchid plants and flowers today from wild where it was spotted !


I would be happy if he can check the pollinia please.


It seems like a species of Eulophia. but not matching with any known species of Eulophia from India. Require more time to identify.


For your information the Pollinia are too small for section and we have no furnished instruments for this purpose.  Any suggestion ?



Just look for lobes. How many lobes are there? In Eulophia it will have two yellow lobes attached together with a hyaline or semitransparent viscidium. In phaius there should be 8 distinct lobes attached at one point. No need to cut section. Just touch it with finger and it will stick to the skin and pill out.


There are two yellow pollinia present with two lobes attached very sticky materials. I have not much idea about orchid but I think the result is that. Pollinia bear nothing just looks like two reverse hollow bag attached with sticky materials which is white and have elasticity .


Collect it and spread it on your palm? There must be distinct hyaline semi transparent thing on the base or the loves should be more.


It has 2 pollina


Great!!!


I think this could be a new species. I can’t associate it with anything known to me or the references available to me.

Please do share the complete plate.
Please feel free to ask if you need any help in publication. 


I think it the same plant now published now as
Eulophia obtusa (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Cymbideae) an addition to the flora of Bangladesh, with notes on its ecology and conservation status (Summary: Little published information exists about Eulophia obtusa, a showy and distinctive species previously recorded from North India and Nepal. It is here reported from Bangladesh for the first time. The population occurring in Bangladesh may represent a distinct colour form, with pure white instead of bright yellow sepals and petals as in previous records. A species growing in seasonally waterlogged grassland, its only known site in Bangladesh has already been destroyed for agricultural development. No reliable data on its present day occurrence in India and Nepal could be obtained. However, the most recent of only three collections in the Kew Herbarium dates from 1902, which suggests that it is quite a rare species. It must be assessed as critically endangered (CR) in Bangladesh, according to the IUCN Red Listing criteria.)


Yes sir it is the same and the identification was the same as I gave earlier. Thanks for your help.


I am requesting to all to keep your eyes on orchid species (Eulophia obtusa). I am working on it.  The global status yet not finalized. Pleas go through my papers (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12225-017-9689-2) for details and click (https://www.rufford.org/projects/md_sharif_hossain_sourav) for my current conservation project. If you find any living plant and habitat in India and Nepal please let me inform.

I am requesting to all to keep your eyes on orchid species (Eulophia obtusa). I am working on. The global status yet not finalized. Pleas go through my papers (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12225-017-9689-2) for details and click (https://www.rufford.org/projects/md_sharif_hossain_sourav ) for my current conservation project. If you find any living plant and habitat in Indian and Nepal please let me inform.




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