Gastrochilus acaulis (Lindl.) Kuntze

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gastrochilus acaulis (Lindl.) Kuntze
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen, evergreen, moist deciduous and dry deciduous forests and also in the sholas
  • Comments / notes : Epiphytic on trees at elevations at 1300m under shade
  • Flower, Fruit : March-November
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • 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=Gastrochilus acaulis. Downloaded on 19 November 2019.

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