Orchids from Arunachal Pradesh

15 views
Skip to first unread message

kiran srivastava

unread,
Jan 28, 2009, 11:11:07 PM1/28/09
to Flowers of India, indian...@googlegroups.com, wildflo...@yahoogroups.com
#1050901 - has been posted before but has now been identified as a Bamboo Orchid, Arundina graminifolia.
 
Request identification of the second orchid species please?
 
Cheers,
Kiran Srivastava
Mumbai
 
P1050901-1.jpg
P1050778-1.jpg

J.M. Garg

unread,
Jan 29, 2009, 12:48:22 AM1/29/09
to kiran srivastava, Flowers of India, indian...@googlegroups.com
Here are some extracts from Wikipedia link on bamboo or bird orchid (Arundina graminifolia): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arundina_graminifolia

The bamboo orchid (Arundina graminifolia) is a species of orchid and the sole member of the genus Arundina. This tropical Asiatic genus extends from India, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, South China to Indonesia and across the Pacific Islands. It was introduced to Puerto Rico, Costa Rica , Guatemala and Panama.

The bamboo orchid is a terrestrial multiperennial orchid with reedy stems, forming large clumps growing to a height of 70 cm to 2 m.

The plaited linear leaves are oblong lanceolate, with a length of 9 to 19 cm and a width of 0.8 to 1.5 cm. The apex is acuminate. There are amplexicaul (clasping the stem) sheaths.

This orchid blooms in summer and autumn, showing rather open clusters of showy terminal flowers, ten at the most. They bloom in succession on the terminal racemes, which are 7 to 16 cm long. These flowers, 5 – 8 cm in diameter, are a rosy lilac and white disk with a purple lip. The bracts are wide triangular and surround the main stalk of the flower cluster. The occasional fertilized seed pods contain minute powdery seeds, and small plants often develop near the cane ends after flowering, and likely aid in propagation if allowed to reach the soil.

With only 200 of the plant to be recorded growing naturally in Singapore, the species is close to extinction there, largely because of destruction of its natural habitat, namely the rainforests and mangrove forests. The remaining plants, commonly called Tapah weeds, can be found in the secondary forests or at the forest fringes. It is however very common in road cuts and other disturbed areas in full sun in Sarawak, East Malaysia, where it often is the most common flowering plant to be seen along the roadsides.

Other good links: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/56646/ (pictures with details & comments),
2009/1/29 kiran srivastava <srivastava.jo@gmail.com>
For learning about our trees & plants, please visit/ join Google e-group (Indiantreepix) http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix?hl=en

Kumaran Sathasivam

unread,
Jan 29, 2009, 1:04:37 AM1/29/09
to indian...@googlegroups.com
A number of flowerpeckers were feeding on the fruits. Kindly identify the plant for me. I took the picture on 10 January 2009.

Best regards,
Kumaran


Check out the all-new Messenger 9.0! Go to http://in.messenger.yahoo.com/

Srirangapatnam1.jpg
Srirangapatnam2.jpg

J.M. Garg

unread,
Jan 29, 2009, 1:16:59 AM1/29/09
to Kumaran Sathasivam, indian...@googlegroups.com
Hi, Kumaran ji,
Appears like Muntingia calabura. See from Indiantreepix Database:
 
Muntingia calabura  Elaeocarpaceae Singapur cherry, Jamaican cherry, Panama berry, Strawberry tree, gasa gase mara, Bird's cherry, poor man's cherry, Jam tree and Cotton candy berry, panchara (sweet) ppazham (fruit) Flowering on 25/5/08 at Sanjeevaiah Park in Secunderabad, AP- JMGarg Muntingia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For Id 310508JM - indiantreepix | Google Groups For Id 310508JM- confirmation - indiantreepix | Google Groups


2009/1/29 Kumaran Sathasivam <k_sath...@yahoo.co.in>

satish phadke

unread,
Jan 29, 2009, 9:18:28 AM1/29/09
to Kumaran Sathasivam, indian...@googlegroups.com
Appears to be Singapore cherry. Widely seen in many cities including Pune. The fruits are loved by birds.
Satish

2009/1/29 Kumaran Sathasivam <k_sath...@yahoo.co.in>



--

http:// satishphadke.blogspot.com

J.M. Garg

unread,
Jan 29, 2009, 10:06:43 PM1/29/09
to satish phadke, Kumaran Sathasivam, indian...@googlegroups.com
Hi, Kumaran ji,
See Pale-billed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum erythrorhynchos) with a Singapur cherry (Muntingia calabura) in Hyderabad, AP

2009/1/29 satish phadke <phadke...@gmail.com>
Pale-billed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum erythrorhynchos) with a Singapur cherry (Muntingia calabura) in Hyderabad, AP I IMG_7755.jpg

J.M. Garg

unread,
Feb 1, 2009, 11:03:31 PM2/1/09
to kiran srivastava, Flowers of India, indian...@googlegroups.com
Here are some responses:
"hi,
It looks like Bletille striata.you can compere your picture with following site.
regards,
Rupi

Orchidée jacinthe, Bletilla striata
Orchidée jacinthe : Bletilla striata"
 
"Dear Kiran,
It is ofcourse Arundina graminifolia the second one seems to be Pleione praecox (spel check needed) if it is from slightly high altitude like Bomdila, Eagles est or so place.
Regards,
 
K. Haridasan"
"Seems to be the same psecies. Didi you click this at medium elevation? The same A.graminifolia blooms in Western Ghats and the flower is slightly variable.
Meenakshi"
 
2009/1/29 kiran srivastava <srivastava.jo@gmail.com>

J.M. Garg

unread,
Mar 3, 2009, 3:45:57 AM3/3/09
to indiantreepix, kiran srivastava
Forwarding again for final Id pl.
 
Here are earlier responses:
"hi,
It looks like Bletille striata.you can compere your picture with following site.
regards,
Rupi
Orchidée jacinthe, Bletilla striata
Orchidée jacinthe : Bletilla striata"
 
"Dear Kiran,
It is ofcourse Arundina graminifolia the second one seems to be Pleione praecox (spel check needed) if it is from slightly high altitude like Bomdila, Eagles est or so place.
Regards,
 
K. Haridasan"
"Seems to be the same psecies. Didi you click this at medium elevation? The same A.graminifolia blooms in Western Ghats and the flower is slightly variable.
Meenakshi"

P1050901-1.jpg
P1050778-1.jpg

J.M. Garg

unread,
Aug 28, 2009, 8:53:16 PM8/28/09
to indiantreepix, kiran srivastava
Reply from Pankaj ji:
"upper orchid is Arundina graminifolia
followed by
Pleione hookeriana i think!!"

2009/3/3 J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com>
Forwarding again for final Id pl.
 
Here are earlier responses:
"hi,
It looks like Bletille striata.you can compere your picture with following site.
regards,
Rupi
Orchidée jacinthe, Bletilla striata
Orchidée jacinthe : Bletilla striata"
 
"Dear Kiran,
It is ofcourse Arundina graminifolia the second one seems to be Pleione praecox (spel check needed) if it is from slightly high altitude like Bomdila, Eagles est or so place.
Regards,
 
K. Haridasan"
"Seems to be the same psecies. Didi you click this at medium elevation? The same A.graminifolia blooms in Western Ghats and the flower is slightly variable.
Meenakshi"

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: kiran srivastava <srivastava.jo@gmail.com>
Date: 2009/1/29
Subject: [indiantreepix:8057] Orchids from Arunachal Pradesh
To: Flowers of India <flowers...@gmail.com>, indian...@googlegroups.com, wildflo...@yahoogroups.com


#1050901 - has been posted before but has now been identified as a Bamboo Orchid, Arundina graminifolia.
 
Request identification of the second orchid species please?
 
Cheers,
Kiran Srivastava
Mumbai
 


--
With regards,
J.M.Garg
"We often ignore the beauty around us"
Creating Awareness about Indian Flora & Fauna:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jmgarg1
For learning about our trees & plants, please visit/ join Google e-group (Indiantreepix) http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix?hl=en




--
With regards,
J.M.Garg (jmg...@gmail.com)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jmgarg1
'Creating awareness of Indian Flora & Fauna'
Image Resource of thousands of my images of Birds, Butterflies, Flora etc. (arranged alphabetically & place-wise): http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:J.M.Garg
For learning about Indian Flora, visit/ join Google e-group- Indiantreepix:http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix?hl=en

J.M. Garg

unread,
Oct 25, 2010, 7:36:38 AM10/25/10
to indiantreepix, kiran srivastava, Dr. Pankaj Kumar
"This mail is being resurfaced. My apologies for the wrong id.
Sender: Kiran Srivastava
Date: 29.01.2009

Determinative:
Name: Pleione saxicola Tang & F.T.Wang ex S.C.Chen, Acta Phytotax.
Sin. 25: 473 (1987).
Family: Orchidaceae
Distribution: China, Tibet, Bhutan, India
Current Location: Arunachal Pradesh

--
***********************************************
"TAXONOMISTS GETTING EXTINCT AND SPECIES DATA DEFICIENT !!"

Pankaj Kumar Ph.D. (Orchidaceae)
Research Associate
Greater Kailash Sacred Landscape Project
Department of Habitat Ecology
Wildlife Institute of India
Post Box # 18
Dehradun - 248001, India "



2009/3/3 J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com>

--~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "indiantreepix" group.
To post to this group, send email to indian...@googlegroups.com
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to indiantreepi...@googlegroups.com
For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix?hl=en
-~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---




--
With regards,
J.M.Garg
"We often ignore the beauty around us"
Creating Awareness about Indian Flora & Fauna:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jmgarg1
For learning about our trees & plants, please visit/ join Google e-group (Indiantreepix) http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix?hl=en




--
With regards,
J.M.Garg (jmg...@gmail.com) 'Creating awareness of Indian Flora & Fauna'
Image Resource of thousands of my images of Birds, Butterflies, Flora etc. (arranged alphabetically & place-wise): http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:J.M.Garg
For learning about Indian Flora, visit/ join Google e-group- Indiantreepix:http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix?hl=en




--
With regards,
J.M.Garg (jmg...@gmail.com)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jmgarg1
'Creating awareness of Indian Flora & Fauna'
The whole world uses my Image Resource of more than a thousand species & eight thousand images of Birds, Butterflies, Plants etc. (arranged alphabetically & place-wise): http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:J.M.Garg. You can also use them for free as per liberal licensing conditions attached with each image.
For identification, learning, discussion & documentation of Indian Flora, please visit/ join our Google e-group- Efloraofindia:http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix (more than 1400 members & 50,000 messages on 10/10/10 & with a database of around 4100 species on 31/8/10)

Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages