Spiranthes spiralis for confirmation : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6) – around 800 kb each.

Spiranthes spiralis
Family – Orchidaceae
To me this hairy white flowered Spiranthes looks close to Spiranthes spiralis.
But still I am not sure as Spiranthes is a complex genus with some newly described species from Himalayas like S.himalayensis.
I hope orchid experts like Pankaj Kumar sir will help to confirm it.
The plants are found growing in association with Epipactis veratrifolia and Equisetum sp. in marshy fields.
Altitude – 750metres amsl
From Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
Dated – 27/4/2018

Why not
Spiranthes sinensis ?

This can be S. himalayensis or a hairy form of S. sinensis but can’t confirm without dissecting.

Thanks a lot for sharing.


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