Bhutan records two new orchid species

The National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) discovered and recorded two new orchid species— Chiloschista densiflora and Chiloschista himalaica—last week

Oct 21, 2020
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The National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) discovered and recorded two new orchid species— Chiloschista densiflora and Chiloschista himalaica—last week.

Chiloschista densiflora, named in reference to the densely flowered inflorescences was discovered from Zhemgang in 2014.

The species have yellowish flowers with brown spots on the sepals and petals, but differs by the larger flower, with virtually glabrous to indistinctly micro-pubescent sepals and petals. It is mostly found in Trongsa and Zhemgang.

https://kuenselonline.com/bhutan-records-two-new-orchid-species/

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