Rhynchostylis retusa (L.) Blume

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Basionym : Epidendrum retusum L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rhynchostylis retusa (L.) Blume
  • Common name : Foxtail Orchid
  • Vernacular name : Seetha dande, Droupadi maale (Kannada); Maravasha, Seethamudi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, also in sacred groves
  • Comments / notes : Epiphytic Orchid. On hills about 1450m.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Amravati district, Mumbai Suburban district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Keonjhar district, Kalhandi district, Malkangiri district, Koraput district, Ganjam district, Angul district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Myanmar, Malay-peninsula, Cambodia, Indonesia, Java, Sri Lanka, Philippines
  • 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; 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; 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.
  • 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=Rhynchostylis retusa. Downloaded on 12 November 2019.

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