Cymbidium macrorhizon Lindl. (Orchidaceae): A New Record for Flora of Jammu and Kashmir, India

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A partial mycoheterotrophic orchid Cymbidium macrorhizon Lindl. is collected for the first time from Darhal forests in district Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The species was seen growing on the decomposed litter on ground in the deciduous oak forest between 900 and 1800 m above msl. The species is processed for herbarium deposition as per the standard protocols and preserved in the Herbarium cum Museum of Department of Botany (HBJU), University of Jammu, Jammu. The species is photographed, worked out for detailed taxonomic description and illustrations which are provided in the manuscript.

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Acknowledgements

The authors are thankful to UGC (University Grants Commission), New Delhi for providing travel grant under Special Assistance Programme, (Departmental Research Support-II) to conduct this botanical exploration. Thanks are due to the Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu and Head, Department of Botany, University of Jammu for providing necessary herbarium facilities.

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Significance Statement As the orchids are among the RET species, therefore difficult to locate in the field. The present study discusses the presence of Cymbidium macrorhizon Lindl. from Jammu and Kashmir.

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Thakur, S., Dutt, H.C. Cymbidium macrorhizon Lindl. (Orchidaceae): A New Record for Flora of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Natl. Acad. Sci. Lett. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40009-020-00985-1

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Keywords

  • Orchidaceae
  • Cymbidium macrorhizon
  • Jammu
  • Mycoheterotrophic
  • Boat orchid