Kew Bulletin

, Volume 67, Issue 3, pp 511–516

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

  • H. A. Barbhuiya
  • C. Deori
  • B. K. Dutta
  • A. Kr. Das
  • A. K. Baishya
  • A. Schuiteman
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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© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. A. Barbhuiya
    • 1
  • C. Deori
    • 1
  • B. K. Dutta
    • 2
  • A. Kr. Das
    • 2
  • A. K. Baishya
    • 3
  • A. Schuiteman
    • 4
  1. 1.Botanical Survey of India, Eastern Regional CentreShillongIndia
  2. 2.Department of Ecology and Environmental ScienceAssam UniversitySilcharIndia
  3. 3.Botanical Survey of IndiaSalt Lake City, KolkataIndia
  4. 4.Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives Directorate, Royal Botanic Gardens, KewRichmondUK