Study carried out by Koirala et al (2010) documented orchids from 17 Village Development Committees (VDCs) of Rolpa district, western Nepal and estimated the stock of two orchid species: Dendrobium denudans D.Don and Dendrobium eriiflorum Griff. The study documented 36 species of orchids. Among which, 31 were identified up to species level, two were identified up to generic level and 3 were unidentified.
The total stock of D. denudans was highest in Uwa VDC with 11018.08 kg followed by Seram VDC with the stock of 9982.57 kg. Similarly, D. eriiflorum stock in Seram, Siuri andJaimakasala VDCs were 22750.01 kg, 7039.67 kg and 4933.46 kg, respectively.
This study recommended systematic research on the propagation technique; completeindexing of orchids; and inclusion of orchids in the Red Data Book on the threatened and endangered species. Further they recommended for establishment of orchid reserves for preservation and promotion of regeneration activities. The study also recommended for implementation of laws for protection of orchids. The article is published in Vol 20 (2) of a journal, Banko Jankari. To access full article click here.