Nervilia aragoana Gaudichaud

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Nervilia carinata (Roxb.) Schltr.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Nervilia concolor (Blume) Schltr.
  • Vernacular name : Sthalapadma (Hindi); Padmacarini (Sanskrit); Duduki (Marathi); Nilathamara, Orilathamara (Malayalam); Onteludumpa (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous, damp forests, also in sacred groves
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in forests
  • Key identification features : Terrestrial, tuberous herb. Tubers depressed globose. Leaves single, cordate to ovate, acuminate at apex, wavy along margins.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-September
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vizianagaram district, East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district
    • Telangana : Khammam district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Amravati district, Mumbai Suburban district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district, Yavatmal district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district, Kalhandi district, Sundergarh district, Kandhamal district
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Samoa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3;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; Naidu, M.T, O.A. Kumar & M. Venkaiah (2015). Vascular plant diversity in the sacred grove of Modapalli in Viskhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(10): 7683-7690; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state – Monocotyledons; 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=Nervilia aragoana. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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