Aphyllorchis montana Rchb.f. – a very rare species seldom located across its habitat; never photographed from the region since its mention by Sir George King and Robert Pantling in their monumental work of 1898. The book, TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS, presents the first ever documentary evidences of the species from the region.
Anthogonium gracile Wall. ex Lindl. – not an uncommon species. However, the species was included in the book, TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS, because the author was able to locate its rare white as well as a new yellow to pale brown forms.
Anoectochilus sikkimensis King & Pantling – this species for reasons unclear and unwanted was reduced to Anoectochilus brevilabris Lindl. However, field observations show that the latter is a species with varying characteristics. The stunning close-up photography presented in the book, TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS, helps in understanding the characteristics of the species in great detail and dimension.
Anoectochilus setaceus Blume – a new report from the region of Eastern Himalayas. The book, TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS, presents the first ever photographic evidence of the species from the region in bloom, with its characteristics and habitat explained in detail.
Androcorys pugioniformis (Lindl. ex Hook.f.) K.Y.Lang – my special hunt for orchids growing above 15000 ft produced the documentary evidence of the highest growing species of the Himalayas, if not on Earth.
The book, TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS, presents more details about its altitude, habitat and characteristics.
Androcorys gracilis (King & Pantling) Schltr. – one of the tiniest ground orchids from the Himalayas. It is surprising that the species remained elusive and more interestingly till date without a photographic evidence.
The book, TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS, presents the first and only photographic evidence of the species along with its habitat and characteristics.