Parish's Chiloschista
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Parish's Chiloschista
P Native Unknown Photo: Jambey Tsering
Common name: Parish's Chiloschista
Botanical name: Chiloschista parishii    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Parish's Chiloschista is a miniature sized, leafless tree-dwelling orchid with small leaves that wither before blooming in the spring and summer on an erect, 10-20 cm long, velvet-hairy raceme with 10 to 20, fragrant flowers. It is named for Charles Parish (1800's). The flower spikes are long, cascading from the center of the plant and sporting many wonderfully fragrant, almost buttercup-like flowers. The flowers are yellow prominently reddish spotted. Parish's Chiloschista is found in E. Nepal, to NE India to Indo-China.

Identification credit: Jambey Tsering Photographed in Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh.

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