Friday, 11 April 2014

Phaius tancarvilleae (Greater Swamp-orchid) - Sikkim Orchid

Phaius tancarvilleae (Greater Swamp-orchid)
Place : Sungdung, Rongli, East Sikkim
Date: March 30,  2010
Pic: Shital Pradhan

Other names : 
Swamp Lily, Swamp Orchid, Nun's orchid and Veiled orchid

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Collabieae
Alliance: Calanthe
Genus: Phaius
Species: P. tancarvilleae

The species is considered  endangered under Australia's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

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