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A Rare orchid species has been found in India

The new Orchid species was found in the Chamoli district of the state of Uttarakhand

A recent research paper introduced a new species of Orchid in India. This species will be added to the list of the Indian Flora collection. Also, the study books will be updated with the addition of this Orchid species. 

This species of Orchid is known as ‘Cephalanthera Erecta var. Oblanceolata’. This is the first time a new orchid species has been found in India. This discovery was done in the Chamoli area of Uttarakhand state. The experts of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have submitted all the known information about this Orchid.

It is an exciting discovery for the Botanical Survey of India. The experts are working hard to publish and release as much information about this species as possible. A detailed news report has been released by the Hindustan Times about this discovery. Following is the link for the news article.

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