TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS by NARESH SWAMI
Calanthe herbacea Lindl. – A very attractive species of the region. For reasons beyond thoughts, King and Pantling described the species as inodorous. All the other authors and publications since the monumental publication of 1898 described the species “inodorous”. This author located the species from several locations and did detailed in-situ study. All the specimens found were pleasant smelling, that too can be sensed from quite a distance. Also, the author was able to discovery a variety with pure white callus instead of its usual yellow. The book, TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS, presents the species in bloom, with its characteristics and habitat described in great detail and dimension.