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Vol. 14(10), pp. 4-20The McAllen International Orchid Society JournalOctober 2013

Peer-Reviewed Article
Effective Publication Date : 6-Oct-2013

Intraspecific Floral Morphology & Colour Variation Observed in Geodorum densiflorum (Lam.) Schltr. A Terrestrial Medicinal Orchid species from the 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


This paper deals with observations on the intraspecific floral morphology and colour variation on Geodorum densiflorum (Lam.) Schltr. a terrestrial medicinal Orchid species from the Darjeeling Himalaya of West Bengal, India. Floral morphology and colour variation was observed in lip and other floral parts. The comparative floral morphology is studied in detail with medicinal uses. However, minute colour variations do not constitute sufficient evidence to merit classifying it as a new species, sub species, variety or forma.

Fig. 1. Map of Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India

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