Aphyllorchis prainii Hook.f.

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Aphyllorchis montana Rchb.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aphyllorchis montana Rchb.f.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Terrestrial, rare. Among the undergrowth in moist areas of semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Buds brownish-purple, presence of auricled claw on the lip.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha
  • Collection Nos : CJS 14222
  • Collection Locality : Kenchankumri State forest (Hassan)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Papavinasam (Chittoor district)
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district, Hassan district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, Vol. 3. pp. 933.; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Aphyllorchis prainii. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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