Eria polystachya A.Rich.

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pinalia polystachya (A.Rich.) Kuntze
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills of higher altitudes on trees.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-January
  • Collector(s) Name : M.C Lukose
  • Collection Locality : Pampa, Pathanamthitta
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, The Nilgiri district
  • Endemism : South India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : 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.
  • 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=Eria polystachya. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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