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Vijayadas D

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Feb 7, 2011, 10:28:10 AM2/7/11
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Dear all ,
 
Here I am attaching fotos of an orchid  , collected from lawn in my compound today.
 
with many thanks,

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Vijayadas D
Salwa Garden Village, PB -7210
Riyadh -11462 , KSA
vijayadas.wetpaint.com
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Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 7, 2011, 11:07:46 AM2/7/11
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This has very recently been recorded from Saudi. This should be
Zeuxine strateumatica. You are a proud owner of this orchid as it is
supposed to be of very rare occurrence in your area. These are found
in moist, open grasslands.
Please can you send me a pic of front view of flower? I can see
anything yellow on it.
Regards
Pankaj

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Department of Habitat Ecology
Wildlife Institute of India
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Dehradun - 248001, India

Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 7, 2011, 11:08:09 AM2/7/11
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I meant I cant see anything yellow on the flower.
Regards
Pankaj

Vijayadas D

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Feb 8, 2011, 6:37:26 AM2/8/11
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dear,
please find the attached foto.

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Satish Phadke

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Feb 8, 2011, 7:40:02 AM2/8/11
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Yes it does look like Zeuxine strateumatica
I have observed this in PMC garden in Pune. Attaching photo
Dr Phadke
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Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 8, 2011, 8:09:13 AM2/8/11
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Yes, all the pics shared by Satish sir and Vijay sir are Zeuxine
strateumatica. This is one of the most widespread orchids of the world
hence it does show a lot of variation and then there are some more
species which looks very much similar and hence poses confusion to us.
Thanks for sharing.
Please find attached some of my pics from Dehradun but last year..
Regards
Pankaj
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Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 8, 2011, 8:12:34 AM2/8/11
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Thomas, S. 1998. “The advance of Zeuxine strateumatica, a new record
for Saudi Arabia.” Orchid Review 106. (1221): 153-154.

This is the reference I was talking about.
Regards
Pankaj

Vijayadas D

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Feb 8, 2011, 8:57:57 AM2/8/11
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Thanks a lot.

shrikant ingalhalikar

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Feb 8, 2011, 9:08:36 AM2/8/11
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The advent of this orchid can be with the soil transported (imported?)
for the lawn. This happened in a garden in Pune (Satishji's pics)
where the soil was dug out from the natural habitat of this orchid.
The tubers came in with the soil. Amazing, how plants travel! Regards,
Shrikant

On Feb 8, 6:57 pm, Vijayadas D <dvijaya...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks a lot.
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Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 8, 2011, 9:10:37 AM2/8/11
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You are right Shrikant sir, but in general orchid seeds are so small
that they surely can travel on air especially if they are dispersed
during the dry and windy seasons like this one.
Regards
Pankaj

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