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Alok & Isabelle

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Feb 18, 2011, 3:48:21 AM2/18/11
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Hi Pankaj ji,
How's that for the numbering... anyway takes time to change bad
habits... :))
The details ... hmmm... lets see what I remember....

Location : Kalatope sanctuary Chamba
Altitude 2300 mts
Plant habitat: wild
height: 20 inches
time of blooming: april

Regards sincerely
Alok
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Village Khudgot,
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District Chamba
H.P. 176304, India
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Pankaj Kumar

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Mar 3, 2011, 9:33:58 AM3/3/11
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Dear Alok Sir,
Yes this numbering will be fine.
The plant here is

Calanthe plantaginea Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 250 (1833).

It has been reported from Himachal in past but your collection seems
to have been made after a long gap.
Thanks a lot for sharing.
Regards
Pankaj


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Wildlife Institute of India
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Pankaj Kumar

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Mar 3, 2011, 9:34:29 AM3/3/11
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Sorry for the delay. I somehow skipped this.
Pankaj

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Alok & Isabelle

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Mar 5, 2011, 10:01:39 AM3/5/11
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Thank you Pankaj ji,
Sorry I could not reply back too... we've been without electricity.. totally cut off from the world since last three days... After reading about the calanthe description on the net that it grows at the end of winter and early spring, I went searching today... Guess it is too early, did not find a trace..
maybe little later.. It was the only orchid I found of it's type in the sanctuary...
Sincere regards
Alok

On Thu, 2011-03-03 at 20:04 +0530, Pankaj Kumar wrote:
Sorry for the delay. I somehow skipped this.
Pankaj



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Village Khudgot,
P.O. Dalhousie
District Chamba
H.P. 176304, India
www.hive.interconnection.org

Pankaj Kumar

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Mar 5, 2011, 9:57:59 AM3/5/11
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Can you please let me know the elevational details of the sanctuary?
Himachal is very much unexplored with respect to orchids. I remember in one week of my stay in Himachal we found 4 new records for the state. Unfortunately we couldnt publish them somehow. Would certainly like to meet you sometime and do some exploration in the nearby areas of Chamba, if you dont mind.
Regards
Pankaj

manudev madhavan

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Mar 6, 2011, 10:45:37 PM3/6/11
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We have another species here, Calanthae sylvatica
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Systematic & Floristic Lab,
Department of Botany, 
Centre for Postgraduate Studies & Research 
St. Joseph's College, Devagiri
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Alok Mahendroo

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Mar 27, 2011, 1:14:21 PM3/27/11
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Dear friends,
The Calanthe season is in full swing...
as id'd by Pankaj ji... Calanthe plantaginea
Thank you
Regards
Alok

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