Geodorum densiflorum (Lam.) Schlr.

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Geodorum densiflorum (Lam.) Schltr.
  • Common name : Nodding Swamp Orchid
  • Vernacular name : Haryakand (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and semi-Evergreen forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills from 700-1400m, either on exposed slopes in crevices of rocks or in shade on shola floor
  • Flower, Fruit : April-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Prakasam district, Kadapa district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Chittoor district, Anantapur district, West Godavari district, East Godavari district, Vizianagaram district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Nellore district
    • Telangana : Khammam district, Nalgonda district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Davanagare district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Mysuru district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Amravati district, Nashik district, Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district, Rayagada district, Cuttack district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malay Islands, Philippines and Ryukyu Islands.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state – Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Rao & Razi, 1981 -A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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=Geodorum densiflorum. Downloaded on 20 November 2019.

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