Ludisia discolor (Ker Gawl.) A.Rich.

  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (Orchid Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ORCHID FAMILY (ऑर्चिड फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ORCHIDACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Haemaria discolor (Ker Gawl.) Lindl.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ludisia discolor (Ker Gawl.) A.Rich.
  • Common name : Jewel Orchid
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : A pretty, small orchid highly suitable for ornamental gardening
  • Key identification features : A vigorous terrestrial orchid with creeping, branching rootstock and fleshy, ovate, gorgeous leaves. Veins coppery-red
  • Flower, Fruit : November-January
  • Native : Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar
  • Literature : K. Sankara Rao 2009. Flowering Plants of IISc, A Field Guide.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. discolor. Downloaded on 6 June 2020.

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