Habenaria plantaginea Lindl.

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Habenaria plantaginea Lindl.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Open deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains to the floor of scrub jungles, at the foothills by borders of thickets with some direct sunlight, or on the hills to 900-1300m, on the slopes. Grows in thin layer of soil on exposed rocks in hills, grasslands etc. Very conspicuous during monsoon and after rains.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-August
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, Arun Singh R & Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 26/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0196
  • Collection Locality : Tirumala Hills, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Chittoor district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Amravati district, Bhandara district, Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Satara district
    • Odisha : Keonjhar district, Ganjam district, Gajapati district, Bargarh district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, 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; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District
  • 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 plantaginea. Downloaded on 22 September 2019.

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