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Vol. 14(8), pp. 12-20The McAllen International Orchid Society JournalAugust 2013

Peer-Reviewed Article
Effective Publication Date : 4-Aug-2013

Local Availability Status and Distribution of Nephelaphyllum Bl. (Orchidaceae) in Darjeeling Himalaya of West Bengal, India

Rajendra Yonzone,1* D. Lama,1 R. B. Bhujel,2 Khyanjeet Gogoi,3 and Samuel Rai4

1 Department of Botany, St. Joseph's College, P.O. North Point, District Darjeeling, W. B., India 734104
2 Taxonomy & Ethnobiology Research Laboratory, Cluny Women's College, P.O. Kalimpong, District Darjeeling, W. B., India 734301
3 The Orchid Society of Eastern Himalaya, Regional Orchids Germplasm Consersvation and Research Centre, (Assam Circle); Disa Bordoloi Nagar, Talap, Tinsukia, Assam, India 786156
4 Darjeeling K. V. K., U. B. K. Viswavidyalaya, P.O. Kalimpong, Darjeeling, W. B., India 734301
* Corresponding author's e-mail: ryonzone99@gmail.com

Abstract

This paper deals with the Nephelaphyllum Bl. terrestrial orchid species in Darjeeling Himalaya of West Bengal, India. All the species described here are enumerated with local availability status, updated nomenclature, important synonyms, photographs, habitat, flowering and fruiting, altitudinal range, specimen examined, local distribution within Darjeeling Himalaya and geographical distribution.

Fig. 1. Location of Darjeeling district (study area) of West Bengal, India [not in scale]

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