Bulbophyllum neilgherensis Wight

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Bulbophyllum sterile (Lam.) Suresh
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Phyllorchis nilgherensis (Wight) Kuntze
  • Vernacular name : Pottle kai (Kannada); Palka Ranam (Telugu); Mookottakaya (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Epiphytic herb on tall trees in moist deciduous forests to evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Bulbs turn yellow with age
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Pune district, Sindhudurg district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Tiruchirapalli district, The Nilgiri district
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Pullaiah, T. & Karuppusamy, S., 2008. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 5.; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; 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=Bulbophyllum neilgherensis. Downloaded on 12 November 2019.

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