Acanthephippium bicolor Lindl.

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acanthephippium bicolor Lindl.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare along the fast flowing river banks in upper ghats; Often on hills above 1200m, on moist shola floor, in deep shade.
  • Key identification features : Terrestrial Herb. Flowers yellow tipped or spotted with red.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-January
  • Collector(s) Name : D.H.Nicolson, T.P.Ramamoorthy & K.N.Gandhi
  • Collection Nos : HFP 2877
  • Collection Locality : Devalkere-Devarunde road (Hassan)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district
  • Native : Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Biodiversity Characterisation at LL in Eastern Ghats and East Coast using SRS & GIS; 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Coorg.
  • 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=Acanthephippium bicolor. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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