Sunday, July 09, 2006

I took some wild orchids photos in south india. If you identify any of these orchids, please give Botanical name or Commonly used name.

1. Near Madumalai(Nilagiris), Tamilnadu.

2. Near Madumalai(Nilagiris), Tamilnadu.

3. Is this orchid?. Found in Coorg, Karnataka

4. Cottonia peduncularis At Nandi Hills, Karnataka

5. Coorg, Karnataka

6. Coorg, Karnataka

7. Coorg, Karnataka

8. Coorg, Karnataka


  • At 8:30 PM , Blogger sylvanwind said...

    hi Pradeep
    chanced upon your orchids post while browsing the net.Must say was happy to see someone interested in orchids :)

    I think first foto is of
    Epidendrum radicans, 4. its not cottonia, 5. its Bulbophylum (do you have a photo of flower?) 6. is a Dendrobium (I think its a very common in coorg, saw tons of them in brahmagiri)


  • At 6:43 PM , Blogger Pradeep said...

    Recently I visited coorg taken some orchid photos.I will post the photos soon. Do you have any information about orchids

  • At 11:02 PM , Blogger Mamta Nikhil said...

    hi1 Pradeep,
    recently i also visited coorg and got a lot of orchids back,and within a span of 3 months two of them hv bloomed- the flowers are very tiny and hv u come across such tiny ones would u know the name?

  • At 6:18 AM , Blogger sylvanwind said...

    hi Pradeep, Mamta

    Please do post your pics, would love to see them.

    As far as the names, information is concerned there are a few books i refer...

    Flowers of Sahyadri by Srikanth Ingalhalikar - Has good info about wild flowers of Sahyadri with some orchids info.
    Orchids of India - quite detailed book
    Orchids of Coorg by T Anand Rao
    Also flowersofindia.net website has some information too.
    There is a BNHS book as well (sorry forgot the title) which has some info about orchids.

  • At 11:05 PM , Blogger Pradeep said...

    I have posted some new orchid photos. See my new post

  • At 6:57 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

    hi pradeep
    nice to see the photographs but not so clear
    I think No. 5 and 7 are bulbophyllum no 6 is hebinaria and no. 2 may be rhynocostalis.
    anyways nice to see and would like to see your other photographs

  • At 10:39 AM , Blogger sylvanwind said...

    Hi Miss Asavari,

    Habenaria is a terrestrial Orchid, here 6 is Dendrobium. mostly Den. aqueum !!

  • At 1:41 AM , Blogger G&AM said...

    Nice photos, I came across it through net search for something else.

    No.3 is not an orchid although it is certainly an epiphyte. It is Aeschynanthus sp. Fam. Gesneriacea - Lipstick Vine, also found in shola forests of the Nilgiris, see here:


  • At 1:42 AM , Blogger G&AM said...

    The first one is Epidendrum Holy Cross i.e. radicans.

  • At 4:03 AM , Blogger in-di-ja said...

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  • At 2:55 PM , Blogger Laura Bush said...

    Me atrae la información que ha proporcionado en la publicación anterior. Orquideas en Lima Es una información realmente buena y beneficiosa para nosotros. Continuar publicando, gracias.


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