Albiflora orchid in Nepal

Photo: Bhakta Bahadur Raskoti

The Nepalese orchid expert Bhakta Bahadur Raskoti found an albiflora form of Neottianthe cucullata together with its regular form. This orchid is distributed in central and western Nepal at altitudes of 3700 to 5000 m. It’s flowering in August. The albiflora form has been described in 1995 by the Chinese botanist P.Y. Fu. The species has its western distribution limit in Poland.

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