A new species, Anoectochilus narasimhanii, allied to A. nicobaricus N.P. Balakr. & Chakr. from Saddle Peak National Park in North Andamans is described and illustrated. It is the first record of the genus from the Andamans. It grows on humus rich soil, in the shade of stunted evergreen vegetation at an elevation of ± 650 m.

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Sumathi, R, Jayanthi, J, Karthigeyan, K, & Sreekumar, P.V. (2003). Anoectochilus narasimhanii (Orchidaceae), a new ‘jewel orchid’ from the Andaman Islands, India. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 48(2), 285–287.