Acampe praemorsa (Roxb.) Blatt.& McCann.

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Basionym : Epidendrum praemorsum Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Acampe papillosa (Lindl.) Lindl.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acampe praemorsa (Roxb.) Blatt.& McCann.
  • Common name : Acampe orchid, Brittle orchid
  • Vernacular name : Marabaalley (Kannada); Maravazha, Taliyamaravada, Upputhali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Epiphytic. Occasional on hills above 1000m, on crevices of rocks in full sun.
  • Key identification features : Robust herb
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kurnool district, East Godavari district, Prakasam district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Mysuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district, Koraput district, Angul district, Keonjhar district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Seychelles
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Prasad, K et al 2012 Conservation of Wild Orchids in Sri Krishnadevaraya University botanical garden, Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(7);2705-2708; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Acampe praemorsa. Downloaded on 5 December 2019.

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