Aphyllorchis montana Rchb.f.

  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Species : Aphyllorchis montana
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aphyllorchis montana Rchb.f.
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Key identification features : Terrestrial leafless saprophytes. Stem is slender, erect and unbranched with tubular ochreate sheaths. Inflorescence a few-flowered raceme. Buds and flowers are brownish-purple, sepals and petals are linear-oblong, the lip is shorter than broad. 2 auricled claws are present on the lip.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : February-August
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Occasional on the hills in moist places and in forest floor.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Tirumala Hills (Chittoor district) (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Pullaiah, T., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 3.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Aphyllorchis montana. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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