Rare orchid species found in India for the first time
A rare orchid species, Cephalanthera erecta var. oblanceolata, has been found for the first time in India in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district at an altitude of 1870 metres.
Uttarakhand has around 250 recorded orchid species.
Cephalanthera represents a small group of terrestrial orchids with about 19 taxa, mainly distributed in Europe, North America and temperate parts of Asia