TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS by NARESH SWAMI
Calanthe mannii Hook.f. – An extremely rare species. King and Pantling mentioned in their monumental work and mentioned that, they found only one living specimen of this species, pointing towards its rarity. The rarity still continues with no research work presenting a photographic evidence of the species, with all its authors depending on the century old drawings and descriptions. The author was able to locate the species from two regions separated by miles and to produce the first ever detailed in-situ documentary evidences of the species from the region. The book, TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS, presents the species in bloom, with its characteristics and habitat described in great detail and dimension.