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Kew Bulletin

, Volume 67, Issue 3, pp 511-516

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

  • H. A. BarbhuiyaAffiliated withBotanical Survey of India, Eastern Regional Centre
  • , C. DeoriAffiliated withBotanical Survey of India, Eastern Regional Centre
  • , B. K. DuttaAffiliated withDepartment of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University
  • , A. Kr. DasAffiliated withDepartment of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University
  • , A. K. BaishyaAffiliated withBotanical Survey of India
  • , A. SchuitemanAffiliated withHerbarium, Library, Art and Archives Directorate, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Email author 

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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

Aeridinae Critically Endangered Vandeae