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.
  • Collection Nos : HFP 2877
  • Collector(s) Name : D.H.Nicolson, T.P.Ramamoorthy & K.N.Gandhi
  • Key identification features : Terrestrial orchids. Psuedobuld 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-Terrestrial
  • Comments : Rare along the fast flowing river banks in upper ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Devalkere-Devarunde road (Hassan)
  • Distribution Locality : Hassan, Kodagu
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg


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