Flickingeria hesperis Seidenf.

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Pankaj Kumar

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27-Sep-2010, 1:15:44 pm27/09/10
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Flickingeria hesperis Seidenf., Nordic J. Bot. 2: 16 (1982).
Family: Orchidaceae
Location: Endemic to Uttarakhand
Altitude: ~800 - 1200m

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Pankaj Kumar Ph.D. (Orchidaceae)
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Greater Kailash Sacred Landscape Project
Department of Habitat Ecology
Wildlife Institute of India
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Dehradun - 248001, India

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Balkar Arya

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27-Sep-2011, 9:00:14 am27/09/11
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Yes Pankaj Ji So beautifuly prepared Slides. thanks a lot for showing
i dont know how these slides escaped from me
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Pankaj Kumar

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27-Sep-2011, 9:03:35 am27/09/11
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Thanks you sir...
This plant blooms for one day and gives one flower on one plant. That
is one plant, one flower in one year.
And I was lucky enough with my best friend Dr. Jyotsna Sharma from
Texas Tech University to be there and see this plant in bloom....
Even the person who described this (Dr. Gunnar Seidenfaden, now dead)
species never saw live plant but dry herbarium specimen.
Its sometimes also referred to as ONE DAY FLOWERING ORCHID.
Pankaj

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Pankaj Kumar Ph.D. (Orchidaceae)
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Balkar Arya

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27-Sep-2011, 9:06:25 am27/09/11
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Great you are very lucky to see this in flowering. These are happiest moments when any one saw this type of special botanical incidents. 

Dr Pankaj Kumar

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27-Sep-2011, 9:06:31 am27/09/11
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Just to change the subject.
Pankaj


On Sep 27, 9:03 pm, Pankaj Kumar <sahanipan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks you sir...
> This plant blooms for one day and gives one flower on one plant. That
> is one plant, one flower in one year.
> And I was lucky enough with my best friend Dr. Jyotsna Sharma from
> Texas Tech University to be there and see this plant in bloom....
> Even the person who described this (Dr. Gunnar Seidenfaden, now dead)
> species never saw live plant but dry herbarium specimen.
> Its sometimes also referred to as ONE DAY FLOWERING ORCHID.
> Pankaj
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> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 9:00 PM, Balkar Arya <balkara...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yes Pankaj Ji So beautifuly prepared Slides. thanks a lot for showing
> > i dont know how these slides escaped from me
>
> > On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 10:45 PM, Pankaj Kumar <sahanipan...@gmail.com>
>        sahanipan...@gmail.com
>        pankajsah...@rediffmail.com

Balkar Arya

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27-Sep-2011, 9:08:20 am27/09/11
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But attachments missed. i think you have not included original attachments

Satish Phadke

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27-Sep-2011, 9:59:13 am27/09/11
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Simply great opportunity and you made use of it in a great way.
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Pankaj Kumar

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27-Sep-2011, 10:01:27 am27/09/11
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This is also the western most distribution of the genus Flickingeria.
Pankaj

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Pankaj Kumar Ph.D. (Orchidaceae)
Conservation Officer

Office:
Flora Conservation Department
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) Corporation
Lam Kam Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Residence:
36B, Ng Tung Chai, Lam Tseun
Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong.

email: pku...@kbfg.org
       sahani...@gmail.com
       pankaj...@rediffmail.com

Pankaj Kumar

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27-Sep-2011, 10:00:55 am27/09/11
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Yes, sir, it was great luck. This made both of us (Me and Jyotsna) so
happy. It was towards the end of our aroudn 15 kms trek in the
himalaya in Gori Valley.
Great and memorable experience.
Pankaj


On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 9:59 PM, Satish Phadke <drsmp...@gmail.com> wrote:

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