Thursday, 9 October 2014

Slender Anthogonium (Anthogonium gracile) - Sikkim Orchid

  Slender Anthogonium (Anthogonium gracile)
Place : Zaluk, East Sikkim
Date: September 15,  2014
Pic: Shital Pradhan

Scientific classification

Kingdom:       Plantae
Phylum:          Angiosperms
Order:            Asparagales
Family:           Orchidaceae
Subfamily:     Epidendroideae
Tribe:             Arethuseae
Subtribe:       Bletiinae
Genus:           Anthogonium
Species:          A. gracile

Binomial name: Anthogonium gracile Wall. ex Lindl. (1836).

Other Names:  Slender Anthogonium

Special feature: “Anthogonium is a genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae). At the present time (May 2014), only one species is recognized, i.e., Anthogonium gracile found in India, Assam, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Guangxi, Guizhou, Tibet, and Yunnan”.  (Source: Wikipedia)

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