Kew Bulletin

, Volume 67, Issue 3, pp 511–516

Ornithochilus cacharensis (Orchidaceae), a new species from India (Assam)

Authors

  • H. A. Barbhuiya
    • Botanical Survey of India, Eastern Regional Centre
  • C. Deori
    • Botanical Survey of India, Eastern Regional Centre
  • B. K. Dutta
    • Department of Ecology and Environmental ScienceAssam University
  • A. Kr. Das
    • Department of Ecology and Environmental ScienceAssam University
  • A. K. Baishya
    • Botanical Survey of India
    • Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives Directorate, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12225-012-9381-5

Cite this article as:
Barbhuiya, H.A., Deori, C., Dutta, B.K. et al. Kew Bull (2012) 67: 511. doi:10.1007/s12225-012-9381-5
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Summary

A new orchid species from Assam, Ornithochilus cacharensis Barbhuiya, B. K. Dutta & Schuit., is described. It differs from the other species in the small genus Ornithochilus (Lindl.) Benth. in floral morphology and in the uniformly red-purple flowers. The taxonomy of the genus is discussed and a key to the known taxa of Ornithochilus is presented.

Key Words

AeridinaeCritically EndangeredVandeae

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