TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS by NARESH SWAMI
Crepidium purpureum (Lindl.) Szlach. – Sir. George King and Robert Pantling in their monumental work, The Orchids of the Sikkim-Himalaya published in the year 1898, noted about the species, “flowers vary from pale yellow to dull purple”. The author during his work was able to rediscover and document many specimens with color variations from pale yellow to dull purple. Many of them are the first ever evidence from the region. The book, TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS, presents the species in bloom, with its characteristics and habitat described in great detail and dimension.