TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS by NARESH SWAMI
Calanthe alpina Hook.f. ex Lindl. – a very rare species discovered and described by Sir J.D.Hooker during his iconic voyage in the Himalayas during 1848-49. The species was again located and described by Sir George King and Robert Pantling in their monumental publication of 1898. Since then the species remained elusive to the scientific world. The book, TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS, presents the species in bloom, with its characteristics and habitat explained in detail.