Habenaria digitata Lindl.

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Habenaria digitata var. travancorica (Hook.f.) Pradhan
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Habenaria digitata Lindl.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests and grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills to 1400m; moist slopes, shallow soil, in full sun.
  • Key identification features : Lower leaves reduced to infundibular sheaths
  • Flower, Fruit : July-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Yavatmal district, Akola district
    • Odisha : Koraput district, Bargarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Indo-Burma
  • World Distribution : India, Himalayas, Bangladesh, 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; 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.
  • 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=Habenaria digitata. Downloaded on 20 September 2019.

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