TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS by NARESH SWAMI
Calanthe trulliformis King and Pantling – A very rare species native to Sikkim and Darjeeling district, and believed to be of Eastern Nepal. The species was described more than 115 years ago by King and Pantling in their monumental work. However, till the work of this author in the region, the species was devoid of any photographic evidence. The author during his study was able to rediscover the species from Sikkim as well as from the district of Darjeeling (West Bengal) and produce the only currently available photographic evidence of the species. The book, TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS, presents the species in bloom, with its characteristics and habitat described in great detail and dimension.