Pecteilis gigantea (Sm.) Raf.

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Basionym : Orchis gigantea Sm.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pecteilis gigantea (Sm.) Raf.
  • Vernacular name : Kalluchedi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Open grassy places
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Sundergarh district, Mayurbhanj district, Kandhamal district, Kalhandi district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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=Pecteilis gigantea. Downloaded on 20 September 2019.

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