Malaxis versicolor (Lindl.) Abeywickr.

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (Orchid Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ORCHID FAMILY (ऑर्चिड फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ORCHIDACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Seidenfia versicolor (Lindl.) Marg. & Szlach.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Malaxis versicolor (Lindl.) Abeyw.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Terrestrial. Occasional in shaded places on decaying humus.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-September
  • Collection Nos : HFP 184, CJS 13708
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district, East Godavari district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Mysuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Pune district, Thane district, Satara district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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; 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 versicolor. Downloaded on 7 June 2020.

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