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Peristylus fallax Lindl. (Orchidaceae) – A New Record for the Flora of Himachal Pradesh, India


Peristylus fallax Lindl. (Orchidaceae) is reported as new distributional record for Himachal Pradesh, hence extending its distribution in North Western Himalayas beyond Garhwal region. This communication highlights description, distribution map, citation, and photographs of diagnostic features of the species for easy identification.


Himachal Pradesh, India, Orchid, Peristylus fallax.


Author Biography

Pratibha Jaryal

Research Scholar, Orchid Laboratory, Department of Botany

Promila Pathak

Professor & Chairperson, Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Secretary, The Orchid Society of India

Chief Editor, J. Orchid Soc. India


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