Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f.

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (Orchid Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ORCHID FAMILY (ऑर्चिड फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ORCHIDACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
  • Vernacular name : Hadaicha-lasun (Marathi); Maravazha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests and also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : On foothills to 1400m, on trees.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-July
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, East Godavari district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district
    • Telangana : Mehboobnagar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Bhandara district, Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Koraput district, Keonjhar district, Kalhandi district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; 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; 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 testacea. Downloaded on 6 June 2020.

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