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Dactylorhiza hatagirea

Synonyms: Dactylorhiza hatagirea var. doniana; Dactylorhiza hatagirea var. schlaginweitii; Orchis hatagirea; Orchis hatagirea var. doniana; Orchis hatagirea var. schlaginweitii; Orchis latifolia var. indica

Wikipedia Abstract

Dactylorhiza hatagirea is a species of orchid generally found growing in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to SE Tibet, at altitudes of 2,800–4,000 metres (9,200–13,100 ft). It is locally called 'Salam Panja' or 'Hatta Haddi'. It is called 'Panchaule' (पाँचऔंले) in Nepali and Himalayan regions. The name 'Panchaule' (meaning 5 fingered hand) arises from its root resembling fingers of hand with around 3-5 fingers. It is an erect perennial herb with long flowering stems. The plant is well known for its medicinal value. The root has sweet taste. It is strictly prohibited for collection and sale, but can be found easily around Nepal. It costs around NRs. 10,000-15,000 per kilo as of late 2015.
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Distribution

Mongolia to Himalaya; Pakistan to SE. Tibet;

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