Two new orchid species discovered from Bhutan

Two new orchid species namely, Chiloschista densiflora and Chiloschista himalaica were discovered from Bhutan by a team from the National Biodiversity Centre, College of Natural Resources and the Department of Forests and Park Services.

Chiloschista densiflora was discovered from Zhemgang in 2014. The sample is deposited at the National Herbarium under the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) and cultivated at the Royal Botanical Garden Serbithang. And is named in reference to the densely flowered inflorescences.

Chiloschista himalaica was discovered from Chukha in 2015 and is deposited at the National Herbarium (NBC). And is named in reference to the known general area of distribution in the Himalayas.

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-National Biodiversity Centre

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