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


  • Abishkar Subedi,

  • Ram P. Chaudhary,

  • Jaap J. Vermeulen,

  • Barbara Gravendeel

A. Subedi, J. J. Vermeulen and B. Gravendeel (, 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.


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.