After their documentation of Mushrooms in Northeast and several other initiatives, Assam’s Balipara Foundation is launching a book named ‘An Illustrated Guide To the Orchids of Assam’.

The book has been authored by researchers Hussain A. Barbhuiya, Durgesh Verma, Santanu Dey and C.K. Salunkhe.

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“For each species, taxonomic citation followed by details on phenology, habitat, regional and global distribution and regional conservation status has been provided in this book,” a spokesperson from Balipara Foundation told EastMojo.

The book will provide a complete and comprehensive account of the orchid flora of Assam based on extensive field survey. The researchers have studied 469 species, 3 subspecies and 5 different varieties of Orchids for this book.



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