Diphylax griffithii (Hook.f.) Kraenzl.1899 Photo by Krishan Lal and The Flowers of India Website

Drawing Drawing by J. D. Hooker Wikimedia Website

Part sunWarm Cold Spring

Common Name Griffith's Diphyllax [British botanist and head of Calcutta Botanical garden 1800's]

Flower Size small

Found in Afghanistan, the western Himalayas, Pakistan and India at elevations around 2000 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a narrowly oblong small tuber giving rise to a slender, straight to flexuous stem usually and carrying a few, elliptic to linear-oblong, acute to obtuse, membraneous leaves that blooms in the spring on a subsecund, .8 to 2.4" [2 to 6 cm] long, loosely to densely flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Dithrix decipiens So 1929; Dithrix griffithii (Hook.f.) Ormerod & Gandhi 2012; Habenaria decipiens Hook.f. 1890; *Habenaria griffithii Hook.f. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as Habenaria griffithii drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991;

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