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A Flower inside which an "Angel" is residing...
Love your beautiful description!
Sumukh.. I did little correction in favor of you, removed family name from Scientific name and placed in notes..!!
Looks good to me :)
I know Sumukh its grandifloriformis specie plant... I want Craig will check himself and update his suggestion... I appreciate his love towards Flora...!!
@Ashish and Craig.. What i saw was a grandiforiformis.. I remember the leaves..http://www.flowersofindia.in/catalog/sli...
Thanks Ashish! The timing is more likely for grandifloriformis, I hadn't noticed that and you are probably right. The lateral petals seem rather variable on pics. from both species and I only have the formal descriptions published on flowersofindia.in. I was going the middle lobe of the lip being 'wider and shorter than the side ones'. What would really make it certain are the leaves, which are very distinct: heart shaped in grandiforiformis and lanceolate in rariflora. Do you remember SumukhaJavagal?
grandifloriformis is accurate as it grows along with beginning of rainy monsoon season..!!Craig check the shape of widespread petals... and correct suggestion...I thought it as rariflora also...but petals cleared it.
Orchidaceae family.. Habenaria Genus...Craig is accurate...
Is very nice!
Thanks for d ID Craig...:)
angels love Habenaria almost as much as I do ;)
I love your description Sumukha!
Lat: 13.93, Long: 75.57
Spotted on Jul 5, 2009 Submitted on Oct 22, 2011
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