PANKAJ KUMAR 091502 - Stichorkis viridiflora

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Pankaj Kumar

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Dec 3, 2009, 9:02:28 AM12/3/09
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Stichorkis viridiflora (Blume) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak, Acta Soc. Bot.
Poloniae 77: 39 (2008).

SYNONYMS
Liparis viridiflora (Blume) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 31 (1830).
Malaxis viridiflora Blume, Bijdr.: 392 (1825).
FAMILY: Orchidaceae
Date: 02.12.2009
Place: Dehradun from live collection collected form Nainital.
Distribution: Tropical and Subtropical Asia (Supposed to be one of the
most common Liparis in India found in Orissa, Chattisgarh,
Uttaranchal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal P, Tamil N., Kerala,
Karnataka, Maharastra)
Epiphytic orchid, said to be viridiflora (meaning green flower) but
doesnt have so green flower!!
The red ant sitting on the flower is not its pollinator by the way, but it is
just to depict flower size.

Pic taken using, Nikon D300 + Nikkor 60mm + Ring Flash

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Pankaj
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Gurcharan Singh

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Dec 3, 2009, 11:03:22 AM12/3/09
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Really nice photographs, Pankaj ji


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