Spiranthes himalayensis Siddharthan Surveswaran, Pankaj Kumar, Mei Sun, PhytoKeys 89: 115-128 (14 Nov 2017);

Spiranthes himalayensis (Orchidaceae, Orchidoideae) a new species from Asia : 8 posts by 8 authors. Attachments (1)- 3 MB- 062 2017 Spiranthes himalayensis PHYTOKEYS.pdf. 
Please find our new article on “Spiranthes himalayensis (Orchidaceae, Orchidoideae) a new species from Asia” attached with the mail.
Hope you will find it interesting. It’s my first time working with Sid, one of our members.
Same can be found on the following link: https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.89.19978
Surveswaran, S., P. Kumar & M. Sun (2017) Spiranthes himalayensis (Orchidaceae, Orchidoideae) a new species from Asia. PhytoKeys 89: 115–128.


Hearty congratulations to Siddharthan ji, Pankaj ji & Mei Sun ji… and thanks for sharing paper..


Nice paper and analysis.
Now the white flowered Spiranthes may be this species in the Himalaya.


Kudos Pankaj! Any chance of availability in Nepal too? 


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SK1989 10 June 2019 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Location: Godawari, Lalitpur,, Nepal
Altitude: 1566 m.
Date: 04 June 2019
Habit : Wild
Spiranthes sinensis (Pers.) Ames ??
Two more sp. listed in Nepal.
Spiranthes sinensis var. amoena (Pers.) Ames
Spiranthes spiralis (L.) Chevall.


Its not easy to make this out, but this could be Spiranthes himalayensis.

Need to dissect.


Thank you …!
Where can I find description like flowering period, elevation etc?

here: 

Attachments (1) – 066 2017 Spiranthes himalayensis PHYTOKEYS (1).pdf

Thank you … I am not sure if I can find some flowers again otherwise next year.

It has been suggested as Spiranthes spiralis (L.) Chevall. and 
flowering  phenology also matching I guess.
Attachments (1)- 1 mb- Acharya-et-al.-2010_Spiranthes-spiralis.pdf

References:
Spiranthes himalayensis (Orchidaceae, Orchidoideae) a new species from Asia – Siddharthan Surveswaran, Pankaj Kumar, Mei Sun- PhytoKeys 89: 115-128 (14 Nov 2017) (Abstract- Spiranthes himalayensis is described here as a new species based primarily on molecular phylogenetic evidence followed by morphological comparison with other Asian Spiranthes species. It is distributed widely from southern India to tropical China. Phylogenetic analysis shows its close affinity to S. nivea which is endemic to Taiwan. Morphologically, the new species looks close to S. sinensis and S. hongkongensis. S. himalayensis is an allogamous species which can be differentiated from its allies on the basis of pubescent plant body, floral bract longer or of the same length as that of ovary, petals with blunt apex, labellum width around hypochile same as
the width of epichile, epichile widely flabellate or semi-tunicate, column length equal to or more than 1.5mm, clavate operculum attached to the column on the broader part by an arm-like extension emerging from the upper part of column and a well developed rostellum partitioning the stigma and pollinarium.
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