Acanthephippium bicolor Lindl.

  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Species : Acanthephippium bicolor
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acanthephippium bicolor Lindl.
  • Key identification features : Terrestrial orchids. Pseudobuld is covered by sheath, terminated by 2-8 elliptic-ovate, plicate leaves. Inflorescence is lateral with few flowered racemes. Flowers yellow tipped or spotted with red, lateral lobe of lip hatchet-shaped. Midlobe is short, spathulate and disc is 3-keeled.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : November-January
  • Native : Sri Lanka
  • Comments : Often on hills above 1200 m, on moist shola floor, in deep shade.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district) (Tamil Nadu State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. bicolor. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.


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