India is home to 1,256 species of orchid, says first comprehensive survey

The Botanical Survey of India has published Orchids of India: A Pictorial Guide- the first comprehensive census of orchids of India. According to the publication, the total number of orchid species endemic to India is 388. 757 (60%) of all orchids found in India are epiphytic, 447 are terrestrial and 43 are mycoheterotrophic. The Himalayas,… Continue reading India is home to 1,256 species of orchid, says first comprehensive survey