Habenaria rariflora A.Rich.

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Habenaria rariflora A.Rich.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Terrestrial
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1300m in full sun, in thin layer of soil on exposed rocks, grasslands etc. Very conspicuous during monsoon and after rains.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district, Namakkal district, Salem district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Deccan peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : 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; 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 rariflora. Downloaded on 22 September 2019.

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