Aphyllorchis tumkurensis Bhaskar & Kushal. sp. nov.

  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (Orchid Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ORCHID FAMILY (ऑर्चिड फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ORCHIDACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aphyllorchis tumkurensis Bhaskar & Kushal. sp. nov.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Specimen collected from Sidderabetta in the foothill of Shorea tallura groove (Type locality- by V.Bhaskar & C.G.Kushalappa. Specimen deposited at the UASB Herbarium)
  • Key identification features : Resembles A.montana and its close ally A.striata, but differs in being a small-statured plant with pale white or pink flowers with reddish purple blotches inside, in lacking 2 basal claws on the hypochile and having sepals larger than petals.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Tumakuru district
  • Endemism : Karnataka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District
  • 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 tumkurensis. Downloaded on 14 April 2021.


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