Kumar Pankaj

Contact details:
Dr. Pankaj Kumar
Conservation Officer
Orchid Conservation Section
Flora Conservation Department
Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden Corp.
Lam Kam Road, Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2483 7128 (office); +852 9436 6251 (mobile); Fax : +852 2483 1877
email: pkumar@kfbg.org; sahanipankaj@gmail.com

Member: IUCN – SSC Orchid Specialist Group for Asia
Member: IUCN-SSC Orchid Trade Specialist Group
Member of Governing Council: Earth Foundation International

Some new articles published in 2020. : 3 posts by 3 authors.

Please find some of articles published this year. Hope you will find them interesting. They include 2 new species (Laos, Sri lanka), 12 new records, 4 new synonyms and 2 new combinations.

1. Priyadarshana, T.S., A.G. Atthanagoda, I.H. Wijewardhane, N. Aberathna, I. Peabotuwage & P. Kumar. 2020. Dendrobium taprobanium (Orchidaceae): a new species from Sri Lanka with taxonomic notes on some species of the genus. Phytotaxa 432 (1): 081–094; https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.432.1.7

2. Kumar, P., S. Bouamanivong, G.A. Fischer & S.W. Gale. 2020. Didymoplexiella laosensis (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Gastrodieae), a new holomycotrophic orchid from Lao PDR. Phytotaxa 430 (1): 001–008; https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.430.1.1

3. Kumar, P. & S.W. Gale. 2020. Additions to the orchid flora of Laos and taxonomic notes on orchids of the Indo-Burma region–II. Taiwania 65(1): 47‒60; https://doi.org/10.6165/tai.2020.65.47

4. Lanorsavanh, S., K. Souvannakhoummane, P. Kumar, S.W. Gale, V. Lamxay, S. Bounphanmy & K. Chanthavongsa. 2019. Two new distribution records of Odontochilus Blume (Orchidaceae) from Laos. Thai Journal of Botany 11 (2): 85–93.(Published in 2020).


List of publications till September 2019



1.      Sharma, A., N. Singh & P. Kumar. 2019. Rediscovery of Calanthe davidii (Orchidaceae) after 11 decades in the western Himalaya, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(10): 14368–14372; https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5016.11.10.14368-14372


2.      Gale, S.W., P. Kumar, A. Hinsley, M.L. Cheuk, J. Gao, H. Liu, Z.-L. Liu & S.J. Williams. 2019. Quantifying the trade in wild-collected ornamental orchids in South China: Diversity, volume and value gradients underscore the primacy of supply. Biological Conservation 238: 10824; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108204


3.      Liu, Q., P. Kumar & J.Y.Gao. 2019. Notes on Gastrochilus gongshanensis (Orchidaceae). Kew Bulletin 74: 21; https://doi.org/10.1007/S12225-019-9808-3


4.      NEW SPECIES 14: Priyadarshana, T.S., A.G. Atthanagoda, I.H. Wijewardhane, K.S. Siriweera, N. Aberathna & P. Kumar. 2019. Pteroceras dalaputtuwa (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Vandeae: Aeridinae), a new species from Sri Lanka and re-collection of Pteroceras viridiflorum after 150 years. Phytotaxa 399 (1): 065–076; https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.399.1.7


5.      Wu, X.F., Y. Luo, P. Kumar & Q. Liu. 2019. New record and additional notes on Luisia appressifolia (Orchidaceae) in China. Plant Science Journal 37 (1): 18–21.


6.      Liu, Y.W., X.X. Zhou, A. Schuiteman, P. Kumar, J. Hermans, S.W. Chung & H.Z. Tian. 2019. Taxonomic notes on Goodyera (Goodyerinae, Cranichideae, Orchidoideae, Orchidaceae) in China and an addition to orchid flora of Vietnam. Phytotaxa 395 (1): 027–034; https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.395.1.3




7.      Souvannakhoummane, K., P. Kumar, S.W. Gale, S. Lanorsavanh & V. Lamxay. 2018. Three new additions to the orchid flora of Lao PDR. Thai Journal of Botany 10 (2): 145–151.


8.      Chowlu, K., A. Bhattcharjee & P. Kumar. 2018. Notes on the occurrence of orchids Bulbophyllum medioximum, Herminium edgeworthii and H. macrophyllum (Orchidaceae) in Arunachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 10 (15): 13039–13043; https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4071.10.15.13039-13043


9.      Gale, S.W., P. Kumar & T. Phaxaysombath. 2018. A guide to orchids of Laos. Natural History Publications (Borneo), 204 pp.


10.  NEW SPECIES 13: Kumar, P., S.W. Gale, T. Phaxaysombath & G.A.Fischer. 2018. Cleisostoma schoenorchaefolium (Orchidaceae: Vandeae: Aeridinae), a new species from Lao PDR. Phytotaxa 374 (2): 155–161; https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.374.2.7


11.    Chung, M.Y., N.T. Lu,  J. López‐Pujol, S. Herrando‐Moraira, J.M. Chung, H.Z. Tian, K. Suetsugu, T. Kawahara, T. Yukawa, M. Maki, P. Kumar, Y.‐D. Kim & M.G. Chung. 2018. Effect of historical factors on genetic variation in the three terrestrial orchids Cephalanthera erecta, Cephalanthera falcata, and Cephalanthera longibracteata on the Korean Peninsula differing in breeding systems. Nordic Journal of Botany 36: e01862; http://doi.org/10.1111/njb.01862


12.    Tian, H.Z., L.X. Han, J.L. Zhang, X.L. Li, T. Kawahara, T. Yukawa, J. López-Pujol, P. Kumar, M.G. Chung & M.Y. Chung. 2018. Genetic diversity in the endangered terrestrial orchid Cypripedium japonicum in East Asia: Insights into population history and implications for conservation. Scientific Reports 8: 6467; http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-24912-z


13.  Kumar, P. & P. Singh. 2018. Conservation assessment of two rare gingers (Zingiberaceae) from Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 10 (5): 11599–11605; http://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3797.10.5.11599-11605


14.    Li, J., S.W.Gale, P. Kumar, J. Zhang & G.A. Fischer. 2018. Prioritizing the orchids of a biodiversity hotspot for conservation based on phylogenetic history and extinction risk. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 186 (4): 473–497; http://doi.org/10.1093/botlinnean/box084


15.  Hinsley, A., H.J. de Boer, M.F. Fay, S.W. Gale, L.M. Gardiner, R.S. Gunasekara, P. Kumar, S. Masters, D. Metusala, D.L. Roberts, S. Veldman, S. Wong & J. Phelps. 2018. A review of the trade in orchids and its implications for conservation. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 186 (4): 435–455; http://doi.org/10.1093/botlinnean/box083


16.    NEW SYNONYMS 7–29: Kumar, P., S.W. Gale, H.Æ. Pedersen, T. Phaxaysombath, S. Bouamanivong & G.A. Fischer. 2018. Additions to the orchid flora of Laos and taxonomic notes on orchids of the Indo-Burma region. Taiwania 63 (1): 61–83; http://doi.org/10.6165/tai.2018.63.61




17.  Hu, A.-Q., S.W. Gale, P. Kumar, R.M.K. Saunders, M. Sun & G.A. Fischer. 2017. Preponderance of clonality triggers loss of sex in Bulbophyllum bicolor, an obligately outcrossing epiphytic orchid. Molecular Ecology 26 (13): 3358–3372; http://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14139


18.  NEW SPECIES 8: Vadakkoot, S.H., P. Kumar & M. Sabu. 2017. Pleione arunachalensis (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Arethuseae: Coelogyninae), a new species from North-East India. Phytotaxa 291 (4): 294–298; http://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.291.4.7


19.  NEW SPECIES 9: Priyadarshana, T.S., I.H. Wijewardhane, A.G. Atthanagoda, N.S. Arangala, A. Jayasooriya & P. Kumar. 2017. Oberonia meegaskumburae (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Malaxideae), a new species from Sri Lanka. Phytotaxa 302 (3): 259–265; http://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.302.3.5


20.  NEW SPECIES 12: Surveswaran, S., P. Kumar & M. Sun. 2017. Spiranthes himalayensis (Orchidaceae, Orchidoideae) a new species from Asia. PhytoKeys 89: 115–128; http://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.89.19978


21.  NEW SPECIES 11: Kumar, P., S.W. Gale, J.H. Li , S. Bouamanivong & G.A. Fischer. 2017. Thismia nigricoronata, a new species of Burmanniaceae (Thismieae, Dioscoreales) from Vang Vieng, Vientiane Province, Laos, and a key to subgeneric classification. Phytotaxa 319 (3): 225–240; http://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.319.3.2


22.  NEW SPECIES 10: Chowlu, K., S. Malik, P. Kumar & S.B. Babbar. 2017. Oberonia bopannae (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Malaxideae: Malaxidinae), a new species from Arunachal Pradesh (India). Phytotaxa 316 (3): 285–291;   http://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.316.3.8


23.    Sourav, M.S.H., R. Halder, P. Kumar & A. Schuiteman. 2017. Eulophia obtusa (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Cymbideae) an addition to the flora of Bangladesh, with notes on its ecology and conservation status. Kew Bulletin 72 (2): 19–24; http://doi.org/10.1007/S12225-017-9689-2




24.  Kumar, P., S.W. Gale, A. Schuiteman, S. Bouamanivong & G.A. Fischer. 2016. Identifying orchid hotspots for biodiversity conservation in Laos: the limestone karst vegetation of Vang Vieng District, Vientiane Province. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8 (12): 9397–9417; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2826.8.12.9397-9417


25.  NEW SPECIES 7: Wijewardana, I.H., T.S. Priyadarshana, N.S. Arangala, A.G. Atthanagoda, R.T.B. Samarakoon & P. Kumar. 2016. Podochilus warnagalensis (Orchidaceae), a new species from Sri Lanka. Phytotaxa 266 (2): 151–156; http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.266.2.10


26.  Prabhukumar, K.M., V.V.N. Kumar, N. Bhavadas, C.N. Sunil, P. Kumar & I. Balachandran. 2016. Peristylus tentaculatus (Orchidaceae): A new record for India from the Western Ghats of Kerala. Rheedea 26 (1): 77–79.


27.    NEW SPECIES 6, NEW SYNONYM 6: Kumar, P., K.M. Prabhukumar, T.K. Nirmesh, V.B. Sreekumar, V.S. Hareesh & I. Balachandran. 2016. Habenaria sahyadrica (Orchidaceae, Orchideae) a new species from the Western Ghats (India) with critical notes on allied taxa. Phytotaxa 244 (2): 196200; http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.244.2.8


28.  Hu, C., H.Z. Tian, H. Li, A.-Q. Hu, F.W. Xing, A. Bhattacharjee, T. Hsu, P. Kumar & S. Chung. 2016. Phylogenetic Analysis of a ‘Jewel Orchid’ genus Goodyera (Orchidaceae) based on DNA sequence data from nuclear and plastid regions. PLoS ONE 11 (2): e0150366; http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0150366




29.    Rankou, H. & P. Kumar. 2015. Paphiopedilum appletonianum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T43320105A43327774; http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T43320105A43327774.en


30.    Rankou, H. & P. Kumar. 2015. Paphiopedilum druryi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T15051138A15054919; http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T15051138A15054919.en


31.    Rankou, H. & P. Kumar. 2015. Paphiopedilum fairrieanum. The IUCN Red List of ThreatenedSpecies 2015: e.T43320321A43327829; http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T43320321A43327829.en


32.    Rankou, H. & P. Kumar. 2015. Paphiopedilum insigne. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T43320499A43327884; http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T43320499A43327884.en


33.    Kumar, P. & H. Rankou. 2015. Paphiopedilum villosum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T201858A2723582; http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T201858A2723582.en


34.    Rankou, H. & P. Kumar. 2015. Paphiopedilum venustum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T15052375A15055154; http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T15052375A15055154.en


35.    Dash, P.K., A. Bhattacharjee, P. Kumar & P. Mohapatra. 2015. Cheirostylis Blume (Orchidaceae), a new generic record for the Eastern Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7 (1): 6826–6829; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o4139.6826-9


36.  Rai, I.D., J.S. Jalal, G. Singh & P. Kumar. 2015. A note on the Occurrence of Eulophia flava (Lindl.) Hook.f. (Orchidaceae) in Kumaon Himalaya. Indian Journal of Forestry 38 (3): 263–264.




37.  NEW SPECIES 5, NEW SYNONYM 5: Kumar, P., S.W. Gale, A. Kocyan, G.A. Fischer, L. Averyanov, R. Borosova, A. Bhattacharjee, J.-H. Li & K.S. Pang. 2014. Gastrochilus kadooriei (Orchidaceae), a new species from Hong Kong, with notes on allied taxa in section Microphyllae found in the region. Phytotaxa 164 (2): 091–103; http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.164.2.3


38.  Gale, S.W., P. Kumar & G.A. Fischer. 2014. 797. Bulbophyllum ambrosia. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 31 (4): 302313; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/curt.12082/abstract


39.  NEW SYNONYM 4: Hu, A.-Q., S.W. Gale, P. Kumar, G.A. Fischer & K.S. Pang. 2014. Taxonomic notes on Didymoplexiella siamensis and Gastrodia peichatieniana, two fully mycoheterotrophic orchids new to the flora of Hong Kong. Annales Botanici Fennici 51: 177–184; http://www.annbot.net/PDF/anb51-free/177-184-35841-free.pdf


40.  NEW SYNONYM 3: Tian, H.Z., A. Bhattacharjee, P. Kumar, T.C. Hsu & H.Æ. Pedersen. 2014. Neotypification of Zeuxine agyokuana (Goodyerinae, Orchidoideae, Orchidaceae) with a new synonym. Annales Botanici Fennici 51: 101–105; http://www.annbot.net/PDF/anb50-free/101-105-Tian35846-free.pdf


41.    Reddy, K.N., S. Ingalhalikar, P. Kumar & C.S. Reddy. 2014. Thunia Rchb.f (Orchidaceae): A new generic record for Eastern Ghats in Andhra Pradesh, India. National Academy of Science Letters 37: 199201; http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40009-013-0219-y


42.  Jalal, J.S., J. Jayanthi & P. Kumar. 2014. Eulophia spectabilis: a high valye medicinal orchid under immense threat due to overexploitation for medicinal uses in Western Ghats, Maharastra, India. The McAllen International Orchid Society Journal, 15 (10): 9–15.




43.  Jalal, J.S., J. Jayanthi & P. Kumar. 2013. A note on the morphological variations in Rhynchostylis retusa (Orchidaceae) in Maharastra, India. The McAllen International Orchid Society Journal, 15 (11): 1620.


44.  NEW SPECIES 4: Choudhary, R.K., T.T. Bach, D.V. Hai, B.H. Quang, L.V. Nong, P. Kumar, S.-H. Park & J. Lee. 2013. Cordiglottis longipedicellata (Orchidaceae, a new species from Vietnam. Annales Botanici Fennici 50: 95–98; http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.5735/085.050.0118


45.  NEW SYNONYM 2: Gale, S.W., P. Kumar, A.-Q. Hu & K.S. Pang. 2013. Cheirostylis pusilla (Orchidaceae), a new record for Hong Kong. Kew Bulletin 68: 325–330; http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12225-013-9437-1


46.  Kotia, A., P. Kumar & S. Dookia (2013) A note on rediscovery of Zeuxine strateumatica (L.) Schltr. (Orchidaceae). Indian Forester 139 (2): 180–181.


47.  Kotia, A., P. Kumar, U.L. Tiwari, J.S. Jalal, & A.N. Prasad. 2013. Orchid diversity and distribution in Kanger Valley National Park, Chhatishgarh. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 37 (1): 207–215.


48.  Dash, P. & P. Kumar. 2013. Habenaria barbata Wight ex Hook.f.–a new record for Central India. Zoo’s Print 28 (7): 21–22; http://www.zoosprint.org/ZooPrintMagazine/2013/July/21-22.pdf




49.  NEW SPECIES 3: Jalal, J.S., P. Kumar & G.S. Rawat. 2012. Nervilia pangteyana sp. nov., a terrestrial orchid for western Himalaya, India. Nordic Journal of Botany 30: 100–105; http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1756-1051.2011.01328.x


50.  Choudhary, R.K., T.T. Bach, D.D. Huyen, L.V. Nong, D.V. Hai, B.H. Quang, P. Kumar, S.-H. Park, C. Lee, Y.-M. Lee & J. Lee. 2012. Dendrobium multilineatum Kerr (Orchidaceae): a new distributional record for Vietnam. Taiwania 57 (2): 225–228; http://tai2.ntu.edu.tw/taiwania/pdf/tai.2012.57.2.225.pdf


51.  Jalal, J.S., P. Kumar, A. Kotia & G.S. Rawat. 2012. On the occurrence of Pelatantheria insectifera (Orchidaceae) in Jim Corbett National Park, India. Richardiana 12 (3): 108–115; http://www.richardiana.com/?rub=resumes&no=XII3b




52.  Kumar, P. & G.S. Rawat. 2011. Vermiculiphily: Larvae Pollinating Orchids!. Nature Precedings. Available from: http://precedings.nature.com/documents/6295/version/1


53.  Kumar, P., R. Tewari & G.S. Rawat. 2011. Assisted pollination and seed formation for conservation of Eulophia flava (Orchidaceae): a case study from Himalayan Foothills, India. Richardiana 12 (1): 2538; https://www.richardiana.com/?rub=resumes&no=XII1e


54.  Kumar, P., G.S. Rawat & H.P. Wood. 2011. Diversity and ecology of Dendrobiums (Orchidaceae) in Chotanagpur Plateau, India. Taiwania 56 (1): 23–36; http://tai2.ntu.edu.tw/taiwania/pdf/tai.2011.56.1.23.pdf


55.   NEW SYNONYM 1: Bhattacharjee, A., P. Kumar, H.J. Chowdhery & G.S. Rawat. 2011. A new synonym for Zeuxine grandis (Orchidaceae). Richardiana 11 (2): 98–103; http://www.richardiana.com/?rub=resumes&no=XI2f




56.  Jalal, J.S., P. Kumar, L. Tewari & Y.P.S. Pangtey. 2010. Orchids: uses in traditional medicine. In: Medicinal plants of Himalaya: potential and prospects 128–136.


57.  Rai, I.D., P. Kumar, R.R. Bharati, B.S. Adhikari & G.S. Rawat. 2010. Corallorhiza trifida Chatel.: a little known partial myco-heterotrophic orchid from the valley of flowers national park, western Himalayas, India. Taiwania 55 (4): 391–395; http://tai2.ntu.edu.tw/taiwania/pdf/tai.2010.55.4.391.pdf


58.  NEW SPECIES 2: Kumar, P., G.S. Rawat & J.S. Jalal. 2010. Peristylus sahanii, a new species of Orchidaceae from India. Kew Bulletin, 65 (1): 101–104; http://www.springerlink.com/index/j345228228x4716u.pdf


59.  NEW SPECIES 1: Kumar, P. & J.F.Veldkamp. 2010. Pecteilis rawatii (Orchidaceae), a new Species from India. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore, 61 (2): 335–341.


60.  Jalal, J.S., I.D. Rai, P. Kumar, G.S. Rawat & Y.P.S. Pangtey. 2010. Platanthera leptocaulon (Hook.f.) Soo: an addition to the orchid flora of western Himalayas, India. Richardiana, 10 (2): 85–93;        http://www.richardiana.com/?rub=resumes&no=X2c


61.  Jalal, J.S., G.S. Rawat & P. Kumar. 2010. Status, distribution and habitats of Orchids in Uttarakhand. Journal of Orchid Society of India 24 (1–2): 35–41.


62.  Jalal, J.S., P. Kumar, G.S. Rawat & Y.P.S. Pangtey. 2010. Goodyera vittata (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook. f:: A new record of Jewel Orchid from Western Himalaya, India. Journal of Non-timber Forest Products, 17 (3): 333–334.


63.  Jalal, J.S., P. Kumar, G.S. Rawat & Y.P.S. Pangtey. 2010. Bulbophyllum hirtum (Sm.) Lindl. (Orchidaceae) - New record from western Himalaya, India. Indian Journal of Forestry 33 (3): 447–448.


64.  Kotia, A., P. Kumar, U.K.L. Tewari, A.N. Prasad & G.S. Rawat. 2010. New distribution records of some Orchids from Chhatishgarh state (Kanger Valley National Park), India. The Indian Forester, 136 (1): 354–358.




65.  Kumar, P., G.S. Rawat & J.F. Veldkamp. 2009. (038) Proposal to broaden the scope of Art. 37.5 allowing an illustration as a type when it is “impossible” to preserve a specimen. Taxon, 58 (2): 664–665;                                        http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iapt/tax/2009/00000058/00000002/art00044


66.  Kumar, P. & G.S. Rawat. 2009. Eulophia flava (Lindl.) Hook.f.: Examining an orchid with potential for cultivation in a temperate greenhouse or a tropical garden. The Orchid Review, 117 (1287): 154–157.


67.  Kumar, P., J.S. Jalal & G.S. Rawat. 2009. On the occurrence of Pecteilis triflora (D.Don) T.Tang & F.T.Wang (Orchidaceae) in India. Richardiana, 9 (4): 161–171; http://www.richardiana.com/?rub=resumes&no=IX4b


68.  Kumar, P. & R.S. Kumar. 2009. Record of Slaty-breasted Rail Rallus striatus breeding in Dehradun, India. Indian Birds 5 (1): 21–22.


69.  Jalal, J.S., P. Kumar, L.M. Tiwari & Y.P.S. Pangtey. 2009. Conservation status of the endemic orchid Peristylus kumaonensis Renz. (Orchidaceae) of Western Himalaya. Nature and Science 7 (5): 86–89.


70.  Jalal, J.S., P. Kumar, G.S. Rawat & Y.P.S. Pangtey. 2009. Habenaria pubescens Lindley: an interesting orchid from Western Himalaya. Richardiana 9 (2): 76–84; http://www.richardiana.com/?rub=resumes&no=IX2d


71.  Jalal, J.S., P. Kumar & G.S. Rawat. 2009. Conservation of a Rare Lady’s Slipper Orchid (Cypripedium cordigerum D.Don) in Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya. The McAllen International Orchid Society Journal, 10 (2): 12–17.




72.  Jalal, J.S., P. Kumar & Y.P.S. Pangtey. 2008. Ethnomedicinal Orchids of Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya. Ethnobotanical Leaflets, 12: 1227-1230.


73.  Jalal, J.S., G.S. Rawat & P. Kumar. 2008. An initiative to community based Orchid conservation in the Gori Valley, Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya, India. The McAllen Orchid Society Journal, 9 (1): 12–16;



74.  Kumar, P., J.S. Jalal & G.S. Rawat. 2008. Geodorum attenuatum Griff. (Orchidaceae): A new record from India. Richardiana, 8 (2): 80–87. http://www.richardiana.com/?rub=resumes&no=VIII2c


75.  Kumar, P., J.S. Jalal & G.S. Rawat. 2008. Pollinarium of Phaius tankervilleae (Orchidaceae). Richardiana, 8 (3): 134–137;                                      http://www.richardiana.com/?rub=resumes&no=VIII3e


76.  Jalal, J.S., P. Kumar, G.S. Rawat, & Y.P.S. Pangtey. 2008. Orchidaceae, Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya, India. Check List, 4 (3): 304–320; http://www.checklist.org.br/getpdf?SL402-08


77.  Jalal, J.S., G.S.Rawat & P. Kumar. 2008. Abundance and habitat types of orchids in Gori Valley, Eastern Uttarakhand. Journal of the Orchid Society of India, 22 (1–2): 63–67.


78.  Kumar, P. & G.S. Rawat. 2008. Chotanagpur Plateau: Relict Habitats and Endemic Plants. pp. 167–173. In Rawat, G. S. (Ed.). 2008. Special Habitats and Threatened Plants of India. Envis Bulletin: Wildlife and Protected Areas, Vol 11 (1). Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India.




79.  Kumar, P., J.S. Jalal & G.S. Rawat. 2007. Orchidaceae, Chotanagpur, state of Jharkhand, India. Check List, 3 (4): 297–304; http://www.checklist.org.br/getpdf?SL021-06




80.  Jalal, J.S. & P. Kumar. 2006. Some-ethnomedicinal plants of Gori River Basin, Kumaun Himalaya. Flora and Fauna, 12 (2): 292–294.


81.  Kumar, P. 2006. A day of Orchid hunt in Jharkhand jungles. WII Newsletter 13 (2): 4–5; http://www.wii.gov.in/publications/newsletter/summer2006/wii_field.htm




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