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New Distributional Record of Gastrochilus affinis (Orchidaceae) from Western Himalaya with Notes on A New Synonym and Typification


Gastrochilus affinis (King & Pantl.) Schltr. is reported here for the first time from Western Himalaya. Gastrochilus nepalensis Raskoti, a species from Nepal described in 2015 is reduced to synonymy under G. affinis. A note on typification of G. affinis is also provided in the present communication.


Epiphyte, Gastrochilus nepalensis, Lectotype, Orchid, Uttarakhand.



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