Lepidagathis cristata or Lepidagathis hamiltoniana ?

Inserted by Dr. P. Santhan
Lepidagathis cristata


Which Lepidagathis? : I has taken these shots 3 years back from Rehekuri.
Are these Lepidagathis cristata? Is the colour variation normal?
- it seems Lepidagathis cristata
- the second image could be Lepidagathis hamiltoniana ? This species is very rare to Eastern Ghats.
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I attach 2 specimens, which I feelare Lepidagathis cristata (a unresolved name as per the plant list).
While I was perusing the specimens available in efloraindia I have seen the specimen of Lepidagathis hamiltoniana which is identical with the attached specimen.
I will be thankful if it is clarified how to differentiate between them.
Flower shape, colour, size, pubescent stem are the differences between the two. Besides it is reported from the regional flora means one has to take the matter in to consideration.