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Cymbidium iridioides

Genus Cymbidium
Species iridioides
Tribe Vandeae
Subtribe Cymbidiiane
Altitude 5000ft to 7000ft
Habitat Epiphytic
Description pseudobulbs 6-8 cm long; leaves 35-60 cm x 20-25 mm, elongate linear-lanceolate, expanded and equitant at the base; inflorescence upto 60 cm long, peduncle curved nearly to the top with imbricating sheaths; raceme having upto 10 flowers; flowers 60-75 cm across; sepals elliptic-oblong, uptlo 38 mm x 15 mm; petals oblong, narrower; labellum 3-lobed, puberulous; lateral lobes large elliptic, rounded, erect; apical lobe oblong-ovate, deflexed, subacute, margins undulate-crenate; keels 2, running from base to near apex, hairy and separated by smooth groove; column with nectariferous sac at the base.
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Distribution Kumaon, Bhutan, Khasia Hills.
Flowering October-November
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Reference

1. Udai C. Pradhan, Indian Orchids: Guide to identification & culture, Vol.II. Pg.476.

 

 

Rhododendron

   Amongst the many floral treaties of Sikkim Himalaya one of the earliest ones may be found over the genus Rhododendron (Gk. rhodo = red, dendrons = tree ).  

 

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Orchid

  Orchid known for their brilliance in colors, unusual shapes attractive growth habits, variety in fragrance and exquisite beauty can attract any nature lovers.

 

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Medicinal Plant

Sikkim with its total geographical area of 7,096 sq km is bestowed with a huge diversity of flora and fauna.

 
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