Malaxis rheedei Swartz

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Basionym : Seidenfia rheedei (Sw.) Szlach.
  • Synonym(s) : Seidenfia rheedei (Sw.) Szlach.; Crepidium resupinatum (G.Forst.) Szlach.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crepidium resupinatum (G.Forst.) Szlach.
  • Vernacular name : Rushabha (Sanskrit); Jeevakam, Pachilaperumal (Malayalam); Jivadumpa (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Terrestrial or Epiphytic or Lithophytic. Often on hills above 1100m, on the floor of shola in humus in shade.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Amravati district, Kolhapur district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Keonjhar district, Dhenkanal district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district, Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Theni district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; 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; Ravichandran V personal observation 2014 July
  • 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 rheedei. Downloaded on 15 November 2019.

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