Vanda spathulata (L.) Spreng.

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (Orchid Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ORCHID FAMILY (ऑर्चिड फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ORCHIDACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Taprobanea spathulata (L.) Christenson
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Vanda spathulata (L.) Spreng.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 800m, characteristically perched on thickets on degraded slopes
  • Flower, Fruit : June-January
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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=Vanda spathulata. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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