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U Tiew Dohmaw or The Marbled Jewel Orchid: Tiew Dohmaw Laiphew Na Ar Jingmut





U Tiew Dohmaw u dei u kynja tiewsla uba proh itynnad ki jingthoh ha ki sla jong u. U dei u syntiew uba rit bha, ki sla ki lam jngum ka rong bad thoh rong ksiar. Ka scientific name jong U Tiew Dohmaw ka dei Anoectochilus brevilabris.


U Tiew Dohmaw or the Marbled Jewel Orchid is a small flower which is dark green in colour with contrasting goldenish marks like veins on it. The scientific name of U Tiew Dohmaw is Anoectochilus brevilabris.


U Tiew Dohmaw grows under the shade of trees which is typical of where orchids grow and has to be searched for properly if we are to find it. Its beauty is a rare treasure. U Tiew Dohmaw has been mentioned by Khasi Poet Laureate U Soso Tham and by popular Khasi singer and composer (L) Skendrowell Syiemlieh.



Ka don ka jingong ha Khasi kaba ong "U Tiew Dohmaw laiphew na ar jingmut". Kane ka thew ïa u briew uba khraw pyrkhat, uba proh jabieng, uba stad bad shemphang bad uba long ruh uba sngewrit bad kham rieh na ka pyrthei. Namar kata kum une u jait briew u syriem ia U Tiew Dohmaw.


There is a Khasi phrase which goes "U Tiew Dohmaw laiphew na ar jingmut". The saying symbolically refers to a person who is a great thinker of high intelligence and wisdom but who is humble and unassuming at the same time, thus resembling U Tiew Dohmaw.



U Tiew Dohmaw or the Marbled Jewel Orchid 💛💚💛💚💛💚 A rare and beautiful flower, it is found in Meghalaya, Sikkim, Assam, Nepal and Vietnam.
It is an orchid with a saying of its own in Khasi: "U Tiew Dohmaw Laiphew Na Ar Jingmut".
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