Gennaria griffithii (Hook.f.) X.H.Jin & D.Z.Li 2015

Photo by Krishan Lal and The Flowers of India Website


Drawing by J. D. Hooker Wikimedia Website

Part sunWarm Cold Spring

Common Name Griffith's Gennaria [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 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 Diphylax griffithii (Hook.f.) Kraenzl.1899; Dithrix decipiens So 1929; Dithrix griffithii (Hook.f.) Ormerod & Gandhi 2012; Habenaria decipiens Hook.f. 1890; *Habenaria griffithii Hook.f. 1896; Nujiangia griffithii (Hook.f.) X.H.Jin & D.Z.Li, 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as Habenaria griffithii drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973 as Habenaria decipiens; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991 as Diphylla griffithii;

Nujiangia (Orchidaceae: Orchideae): A new genus from the Himalayas Jin, Li, Xiang and Shi 2012 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015 as Dithrix griffithi; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide