Assam produces an orchid link to the Orient
13, May 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- The parasitic bloom is a variant of a Japanese orchid
- Discovery has given India one of its smallest orchids in terms of size and duration of bloom to be recorded botanically.
- Lecanorchis taiwaniana, which the Japanese Journal of Botany has published as a “new record for the flora in India” in its latest issue, is a mycoheterotroph, one of two types of parasitic plants that have abandoned photosynthesis.