Rajendra Yonzone1* D. Lama1 and R. B. Bhujel2
1Department of Botany, St. Joseph’s College, P.O. North Point, District Darjeeling, W. B., India 734104
2Taxonomy and Ethnobiology Research Laboratory, Cluny Women’s College, P.O. Kalimpong,
District Darjeeling, W. B., India 734301
*E-mail: [email protected]
The present paper deals with three Phaius Lour. Orchid species diversity, distribution and present availability status in Darjeeling Himalaya of West Bengal, India. This attempt is the first step to correct taxonomic identification to workout currently accepted botanical names with Voucher specimen numbers, habitat, altitudinal ranges, phenology and local and general distribution of Phaius species in the regions.
Key words: Phaius Orchid Species; Diversity; Distribution; Status, Darjeeling Himalaya, India