Tiny-Flower Herminium
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Tiny-Flower Herminium
ative Photo: Pankaj Kumar
Common name: Tiny-Flower Herminium
Botanical name: Herminium elisabethae    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Habenaria elisabethae, Peristylus elisabethae

Tiny-Flower Herminium is a terrestrial orchid with oval or ovoid tubers, long 1.5 - 2 cm, 1-1.5 cm in diameter. Stems are erect. Leaves are oval, lanceshaped or linear-lanceshaped, 4.5-12 cm long, width 7-20 mm, tip pointed or gradually narrow pointed. Tiny flowers are borne in a many-flowered raceme, 2.5-14 cm long. Tiny-Flower Herminium is found in the Himalayas, Kumaon to Sikkim, at altitudes of 2900-3200 m. Flowering: July-September.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar Photographed in Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand.

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