Schoenorchis jerdoniana (Wight) Garay

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Basionym : Taeniophyllum jerdonianum Wight
  • Synonym(s) : Saccolabium jerdonianum Reich.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Schoenorchis jerdoniana (Wight) Garay
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Epiphytic on trees
  • Comments / notes : Occasional at 1200 m
  • Key identification features : Leaves linear, unequally bluntly two lobed at the apex. Racemes stout and short. Lateral lobes of the lips very small; mid lob broadly ovate, concave, fimbriately erose. Spurs nearly as long as lateral sepals
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Deccan Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; 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=Schoenorchis jerdoniana. Downloaded on 21 September 2019.

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