Sunday, April 9, 2017

Endemic Orchids in Bhutan Revised

Here is the list of revised list of orchids endemic to Bhutan.



From "The Orchids of Bhutan (Flora of Bhutan)", 2002:
  • 1.     Bhutanthera albosanguinea
  • 2.     Bhutanthera albovirens
  • 3.     Bhutanthera himalaica
  • 4.     Bulbophyllum leopardinum var. tuberculatum
  • 5.     Cheirostylis sherriffii
  • 6.     Epigenium navicularis
  • 7.     Eulophia stenopetala
  • 8.     Goodyera alveolatus
  • 9.     Herminium pygmaeum
  • 10. Hetaeria pelota
  • 11.  Papilionanthe greenii
  • 12.  Pomatocalpa bhutanicum
  • 13. Vanda bicolor
  • 14. Vanda chlorosantha

From the "Plants Endemic to Bhutan Himalaya", 2015: (few changes in species)
  • 1.     Bhutanthera albosanguinea
  • 2.     Bhutanthera albovirens
  • 3.     Bhutanthera himalayana
  • 4.     Bulbophyllum leopardinum var. tuberculatum
  • 5.     Cephalanthera erecta var. oblanceolata
  • 6.     Cheirostylis sherriffii
  • 7.     Eria bhutanica
  • 8.     Eulophia stenopetala
  • 9.     Goodyera alveolata
  • 10. Herminium pygmaeum
  • 11. Hetaeria pelota
  • 12.Oreorchis sanguinea
  • 13. Papilionanthe greenii
  • 14. Pomatocalpa bhutanicum 


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Pictorial Tour to Royal Manas National Park, Bhutan

A brief visit to the Royal Manas National Park, southern Bhutan

To get to the range office we have to drive 11 km from Panbang and cross the river via boat across Manas river.

There are few domesticated elephants and you also may encounter wild elephants, they may not be so friendly. 

Also be careful, this is the footprint of a tiger paw.

You can relax and think about life here or go for rafting. 

Sambhar deer is best friend among the foresters of the park.

You also get an overview of sub-tropical forest, river is so calm!

Off course, park has twin water falls, photographed from a car, next time I will capture the entire fall with better shot :) 

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