Uttaranchal Flickingeria
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Uttaranchal Flickingeria
ative Photo: Pankaj Kumar
Common name: Uttaranchal Flickingeria
Botanical name: Flickingeria hesperis    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Uttaranchal Flickingeria is an epiphytic orchid endmic to Utaranchal, 1-2 ft tall. Leaves are up to 11 cm long, stalkless. They are minutely bilobulate, mid-vein terminating in a short flat-obtuse mucro in sinus. Flowers small, white, occuring singly in leaf axil or at leaf base. Sepals are cream-colourd with dark brown spots on the outside, triangular, pointed. Petals are as long as the dorsal sepals, white linear- lanceshaped. Lip is 3-lobed, cream-colored, margins almost entire. Hypochile (underpart of the lip) has large side lobes, is triangular in out line, without any color spots, keels 3, yellow.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar
Photographed in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.
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