SV: Epiphytic orchid Pench National Park,

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katarina stenman

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Jan 26, 2011, 3:15:27 PM1/26/11
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2011-01-03 Photo showing epiphytic orchid growing maybe 3-4 m high
up. My guess is Vanda or some similar monopodial genera. Does anyone
know what species that is found in the national park?

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Katarina

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Vijayasankar

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Jan 26, 2011, 4:17:18 PM1/26/11
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It looks like Vanda tessellata. But, its just a guess!
 
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Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi

Balkar Arya

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Jan 27, 2011, 1:55:02 AM1/27/11
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Yes Vanda tessellata





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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
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Balkar Arya

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Jan 27, 2011, 2:34:22 AM1/27/11
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Here are mine from Tirupati
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Vijayadas D

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Jan 27, 2011, 3:07:26 AM1/27/11
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This is Vanda tessellata
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Balkar Arya

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Jan 27, 2011, 3:26:36 AM1/27/11
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Thanks Vijaydas ji for confirmation

Pankaj Kumar

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Jan 27, 2011, 4:46:10 AM1/27/11
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Dear Balkar sir,
Did you compare the tip apex in the top pic and yours. Where di you
get your picture from?
Upper ones seem to me like Vanda tessellata but Dr. Balkar sir's has a
very peculiar leaf apex.
Pankaj

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Wildlife Institute of India
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Balkar Arya

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Jan 27, 2011, 7:09:22 AM1/27/11
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Dear Pankaj Ji
these were captured by myself in botanical garden of Shri Venteshwara University Tirupati and id was confirmed by one of the botanist there. You pls rectify/clarify the situation

Pankaj Kumar

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Jan 29, 2011, 11:49:39 AM1/29/11
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You please tell me the name of botanist and I will rethink :p....he
must have seen the plant in flowering. There are around 5 species of
Vanda in South and there are many other genera which looks like Vanda.
Its not the matter of clarification. Its my view. Without flower!!!
There are 35000 species of orchids in the world which makes it the
biggest family of flowering plants. I always keep my doubts open with
non flowering specimens. Vanda tessellata has peculiar leaf apex with
pointed protrusion on two lobes and the center, i.e., three points.
Your plant seem to have rounded lobes of the apex what I can see in
the pic with a point in the centre. If thats true then for sure this
is not even Vanda from my side.....!!
You may please share some more picture for me to recheck.
I would love to be proved wrong!!!!
Pankaj

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Balkar Arya

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Jan 29, 2011, 12:51:07 PM1/29/11
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Dear Pankaj Ji
it is not a matter of right or not right. I have zero knowledge of orchids so cannot say anything. I will try to have some more close ups of the plant and also try to ask in SV Uni for confirmation. 

Pankaj Kumar

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Jan 30, 2011, 12:52:52 AM1/30/11
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No sir you are taking it wrongly. They must have seen the flowers. I
havent!! Even there are two more look alikes of Vanda tessellata in
south. Flowers look very much similar, except for the lip apex.
Even if you have any pic showing the dried floral stalk with fruit
then it may be of help too.
Pankaj

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Balkar Arya

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Feb 4, 2011, 4:49:38 AM2/4/11
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Yes Pankaj ji
Mine is Vanda spathulata. Today i confirmed this from SV University

Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 4, 2011, 4:54:11 AM2/4/11
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Thats a good news. Now I know how to identify Vanda spathulata. This
also shows the importance of flowers on the specimens for
identification.
I am glad Balkar sir finally digged it out on his own to get the
correct identity. Hats off to you!!
Pankaj

Balkar Arya

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Feb 4, 2011, 5:03:00 AM2/4/11
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Thanks Pankaj ji
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