On the occurrence of an interesting leafless orchid Neottia listeroides Lindl. In Himachal Pradesh, northwestern Himalaya, India

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J. Verma
K. Thakur
S.P. Vij


Field explorations in Himachal Pradesh (2002-2010) have resulted in documenting some new distributional records of orchids for the state. They exhibited a variety of life forms (epiphytes/ terrestrials/ lithophytes) and are mostly distributed in the temperate hills. Present communication provides notes on taxonomy, distribution, habitat ecology and conservation of Neottia listeroides Lindl., an interesting leafless orchid in the state.

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