Panisea panchaseensis sp. nov. (Orchidaceae) from central Nepal

Authors

  • Abishkar Subedi,

  • Ram P. Chaudhary,

  • Jaap J. Vermeulen,

  • Barbara Gravendeel


A. Subedi, J. J. Vermeulen and B. Gravendeel (gravendeel@nhn.leidenuniv.nl), NCB Naturalis, National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN), Leiden Univ., Einsteinweg 2, PO Box 9514, the Netherlands. AS also at: Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD), PO Box 324, Pokhara, Nepal. – R. P. Chaudhary, Central Dept of Botany, Tribhuvan Univ., Kathmandu, Nepal.

Abstract

Panisea panchaseensis Subedi sp. nov. (Orchidaceae) is described as a new species from Nepal. The distinguishing characters, a description, detailed illustrations and photographs are provided. The species is genetically compared to P. tricallosa, and a diagnostic key based on the morphology to all species of Panisea is provided.

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