Crepidium khasianum (Hook.f.) Szlach., Fragm. Florist. Geobot. Suppl. 3: 127 1995. (syn: Malaxis khasiana (Hook.f.) Kuntze; Malaxis khasiana (Hook. f.) K.M. Matthew; Malaxis khasiana (Hook. f.) H. Hara; Microstylis khasiana Hook.f.);
Nepal to China (Yunnan) as per WCSP;
Assam; China South-Central; East Himalaya; Nepal; Thailand as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Khasi Boot Orchid, Khasi Crepidium • Mizo: Lei-nauban



MS July, 2018/08 Crepidium sp. for Id : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Location : Ailawng, Mizoram

Date : 10-07-2018
Habit : Terrestrial herb/orchid
Habitat : Wild

I can’t see the flower properly. It is Crepidium may be acuminatum or purpureum, but cant confirm. Please share a better pic of flower if possible. 

This is indeed interesting.

This should be Crepidium khasianum. I have never seen a picture of this species before.
You must take some good pics of the plant for record.



Sir, attached herewith another same Crepidium khasianum

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I need to see the lobes on the top. In this it seems flowers are not mature yet hence the lobes are not distinct. I have seen in Crepidium that the lobes become distinct after few days of opening of flower.

Thanks for sharing anyways. Infact when it was described originally, all were kept on one sheet, then they tried to differentiate one from another, as they look almost similar with the leaves.




MS July, 2018/24 Crepidium sp. for ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Location : Near Reiektlang, Mizoram

Date : 25-07-2018
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

This is Crepidium khasianum.
Thanks a lot for sharing.



Orchid for ID_7_08042020 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Please help me to identify this terrestrial orchid
Place: Assam
Date: July/2011

Crepidium (Malaxis) sp. I guess!

This should be Crepidium khasianum.




Crepidium khasianum (Hook.f.) Szlach : 15 posts by 3 authors. 10 images- 3 to 7 mb each.

Location: Pharping, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 1786m.
Date: 01 August 2020
Habit : Wild

I can agree to this to be Crepidium khasianum.

I have been working on this genus for sometime and I think khasianum is very variable and it already has some new synonyms from Thailand too, which I would be publishing in my article.
There is also another colour form with yellow flowers and then third form with reddish leaves.