THE LADY SLIPPER ORCHIDS

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Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 30, 2011, 12:38:46 AM9/30/11
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There are more than one genus in the Lady Slipper Orchids. They are
called so because of the structure of the lip or labellum which looks
like slippers.
They all belong exclusively to the subfamily Cypripidoideae of family
Orchidaceae.

Cypripedium
Mexipedium
Paphiopedilum
Phragmipedium
Selenipedium

Of these only two genus is represented in India namely, Cypripedium
represented by 5 species (C. cordigerum, C. elegans, C. guttatum and
C. himalaicum) and Pahphiopedilum represented by 9 species (P.
charlesworthii, D. druryi, P. farrieanum, P. hirsutissimum, P.
insigne, P. spicerianum, P. venustum, P. wardii).

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Pankaj


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Dr Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 30, 2011, 12:42:15 AM9/30/11
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To add, all the Paphiopedilums are included under the Wildlife
Protection Act (1972) of India in the Schedule VI. Which means they
are protected by law and you cant disturb their habitat in wild, you
cant pluck them from wild and grow them in your garden etc.
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Balkar Arya

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Sep 30, 2011, 12:43:06 AM9/30/11
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Thanks for sharing the information about Ladies Slipper Orchids Pankaj Ji
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Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
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Haryana-132103
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Neha Singh

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Sep 30, 2011, 6:52:59 AM9/30/11
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You r indeed Mr Orchid. Thanks for all d information.

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Neha Singh

Ushadi micromini

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Sep 30, 2011, 8:57:41 AM9/30/11
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Pankaj ji:
glad to hear of the restrictions...
transplanting and trans- locating them to one's garden or wooded
property from their natural habitat is what caused all the havoc to
their natural balance in USA and became almost so rare as there was
some fear in the 70s that they would be extinct in another 10 years...
strict rules and their administration by forest rangers and individual
honesty of the citizens has saved the day, although they are by no
means out of danger...totally... but I saw a nice clump growing in my
favorite old woods and nearby neighboring towns' in mid 90s that was
declared devoid of lady's slippers.. "no lady slippers found for ten
years" in late 70s... in some clumps were the pink lady's slippers
and in some yellow... very pretty.. so laypeople are tempted.. and
there is some arrogance that they will be able to grow them in their
property... which often is not the case...

so am glad Govt at least has rules.. so people who steal or transplant
them can caught...
I has asked aboout this in some other thread of yours...

Thank you...
Usha di

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prasad dash

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Oct 1, 2011, 1:42:29 AM10/1/11
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Very very valuable information Pankaj. Thanks for sharing.

Regards

Prasad
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Ecologist, Orissa, India
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Gurcharan Singh

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Mar 6, 2021, 11:38:43 PMMar 6
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Forwarding for ID
Distributed as Cypripedium species
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Gurcharan Singh

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Mar 6, 2021, 11:39:38 PMMar 6
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Forwarding for ID
Distributed as Cypripedium species
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