Cymbidium aloifolium (L.) Sw.

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Basionym : Epidendrum aloifolium L.
  • Synonym(s) : Epidendrum pendulum Roxb.; Cymbidium pendulum (Roxb.) Sw.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cymbidium aloifolium (L.) Sw.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Epiphytic. From foothills to 1400m, on tree forkings, crevices of rocks by stream.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, Nellore district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Chikkamagaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district, Uttara Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Pune district, Raigad district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Koraput district, Ganjam district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, China, Indonesia, Nepal, Myanmar
  • 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; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Cymbidium aloifolium. Downloaded on 16 September 2019.

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