Conchidium braccatum (Lindl.) Brieger

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (Orchid Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ORCHID FAMILY (ऑर्चिड फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ORCHIDACEAE
  • Basionym : Eria braccata (Lindl.) Lindl.
  • Synonym(s) : Eria braccata auct. non. Lindl. (Nayar et al. 2006. Fl. of Kerala); Eria reticosa Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Conchidium braccatum (Lindl.) Brieger
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen and shola forests, also in grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills of higher altitudes on trees.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-October
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district, Hassan district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Kolhapur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, The Nilgiri district, Theni district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Deccan Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Literature : Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district; 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; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work)
  • 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=Conchidium braccatum. Downloaded on 1 December 2020.

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