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sachin dangat

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Aug 30, 2010, 8:21:07 AM8/30/10
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ajinkya gadave

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Aug 30, 2010, 8:24:17 AM8/30/10
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i think this is habenaria 
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mani nair

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Aug 30, 2010, 8:26:47 AM8/30/10
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It is  Habenaria diphylla  
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Mani.

Pankaj Kumar

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Aug 30, 2010, 8:29:03 AM8/30/10
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Thanks for sharing Orchid pic. This should be Habenaria gibsoni var.
gibsoni most probably. Smell it, if it makes you happy then its
correct and if it doesnt then the plant should be Habenaria gibsoni
var. foetida.
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Pankaj


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ajinkya gadave

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Aug 30, 2010, 8:36:55 AM8/30/10
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very nice pankaj jee 
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mani nair

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Aug 30, 2010, 8:40:17 AM8/30/10
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Thanks Pankaj ji for the correct ID.
Regards,
Mani.

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Pankaj Kumar

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Aug 31, 2010, 3:25:09 AM8/31/10
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There is a funny story behind this plant which I collected from
Jharkhand. I got this from forests in bud and planted it in my garden
just outside my bedroom window. This was new to me and new record for
the state too. I have a very bad habit of keeping my room clean :P.
But when I entered my room two days later it was stinking like shit. I
thought I got something on under my shoes. I checked, it was clean,
but I kept all the shoes outside. Still the smell was getting
stronger....I scolded all other members of my family to check their
shoes and got frustrated and went out in my garden, if it was there
outside..... I was expecting some stray dog's popo below my windows
but found this plant in flowering....for the time being, I was like
too happy that it was blooming, and I then went near to smell it (I
have this another bad habit of smelling anything which comes
across).....IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DISGUSTING........... but some
how I didnt vomit. For fun, I called all my family members to show the
beautiful flower and smell it :)))..... All of them had the same
feeling :p...and then they scolded me back !!

That plant was Habenaria gibsoni var. foetida

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Pankaj

mani nair

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Aug 31, 2010, 3:41:47 AM8/31/10
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Thanks Pankaj ji for the information on the plant.  There is one more plant named Amorphophallus titanum the flower of which smells like rotten meat and grows in the Sumatran jungles.  

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Mani.

tanay bose

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Aug 31, 2010, 7:07:33 PM8/31/10
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Thanks Pankaj ji for sharing the personal experience with us which gives a vivid character of the plant
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JM Garg

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Apr 1, 2021, 6:40:34 AMApr 1
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Habenaria gibsonii var. foetida Blatt. & McCann as per discussions at Identification???????     

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Pankaj Kumar

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Habenaria gibsonii var. foetida.
Thanks for sharing.
Pankaj
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