Gastrodia dyeriana King & Pantl., J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 64(2): 342 1895. (syn:

Sikkim to Darjiling, Arunachal Pradesh as per WCSP;


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SK1515 17 Oct 2018 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- around 400 kb each. 

Location:  Shivapuri National Park,Nepal 
Date: 24 August 2018
Elevation:7800 ft.

Habit : Wild     

Is it Orchidaceae ??


Wow, very nice. This is a Gastrodia. I need to check properly. Will get back to you later. 


Ok …


I think this is a new record for Nepal.
Either a new species or Gastrodia dyeriana reported from Sikkim side.
You need to collect and dissect if you can and take good pics to publish it.
Could very well be a new species too, but cant confirm without looking at dissected flower.


Did not find any image in the net except for the sketch from the link Jay’s Orchid.  
However, image from the book from Naresh Swamy is matching with Gastrodia dyeriana KIng & Pantling.


One Gastrodia falconeri is found listed in Nepal in the new book by DPR, Nepal but it does not look like matching. Any opinion?

No sir, this is not Gastrodia falconeri.

Here is falconeri:
http://www.orchidspecies.com/gasfalconeri.htm  


Thank you … I was with the same oipinion. Since there is no other listed is it possible that it could be new to Nepal ?


doesn’t dissect flowers if I understand well and he only matches his plants with what is given in King and Pantling’d book. He is a good photographer and buy a wrongly self proclaimed orchid expert. Infact the cover page of Orchids of Ziro has a misidentified plant right on the cover. 

Gastrodia cant be confirmed without dissecting the flowers but assuming that dyeriana is know from sikkim, it is ok to find it in Nepal.


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