Malaxis purpurea (Lindl.) Kuntze

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Basionym : Microstylis purpurea Lindl.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crepidium purpureum (Lindl.) Szlach.
  • Common name : Jeevak
  • Vernacular name : Jeevakam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Partly shaded situations, near water bodies
  • Flower, Fruit : June-July
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Java
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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=Malaxis purpurea. Downloaded on 12 November 2019.

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