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LOCATION
The centre is located at Tipi in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh, about 65 km away from Tezpur ( Assam) towards Bomdila (the district headquarter of West Kameng). It is situated on the west bank of Kameng river (also known as Jia Bharoli in Assam) surrounded by high hills covered with semi ever green tropical rain forest vegetation. It stretches over an area of 10 hectares of flat land comprising of office buildings, orchidaria, tissue culture lab., Museum, herbarium and garden.

ORCHID GLASS HOUSE
One of the main attractions of the center is the orchid glass house. This is made up of fiberglass roof, desplay gallery around and a central pond with fountain. It was inaugurated by Shri B.K. Nehru on 26.12.1972. The house accommodates about 1000 exotic orchids displayed in pots, hanging baskets etc. Curious and attractive blooms of the species and hybrids of Paphiopedilum, Dendrobium, Cattleya and Vanda groups are a feast to the eyes of visiting tourists.

SPECIES HOUSES
There are about four species houses provided with netlon shade and evergreen climber shade within the campus. About 10,000 orchid plants of belonging to various genera and species are under cultivation in these houses ensuring ex-situ conservation. These orchids include new species like Biermannia jainiana, Cheirostylis gunnarii, Eria connata, Cleisostoma tricallosum, Sarcoglyphis arunachalensis, Oberonia kamlangensis etc.; Rare and endangered orchids like Vanda ceorulea, Renanthera imschootiana, Dendrobium densiflorum, Vanda bicolor, Paphiopedilum venustum, Paphiopedilumfairienum, Acanthephippium sylhettense etc. ; new distributional record like Oberonia anthrophophora,Collabium chinesis, Miscobulbon wryanum, Eria tomentosa, etc.

ORCHID MUSEUM
The museum at Tipi depicts the orchid wealth of Arunachal Pradesh in maps, colour and black & white photographs, blow-ups, charts and specimen preserved in jars and tubes. Activities and achievements of the center have also been displayed in the museum.

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Postal Address
Director
State Forest Research Institute
Department of Environment & Forest
Van Vihar, P.B. No. -159
Chimpu
Itanagar-791111
Arunachal Pradesh

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TELEFAX NO: +91-(0360)-2203566


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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