Aphyllorchis prainii J. Hooker

  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Species : Aphyllorchis prainii
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aphyllorchis montana Rchb.f.
  • Collection Nos : CJS 14222
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha
  • 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- Terrestrial
  • Comments : Rare. Among the undergrowth in moist areas of semi-evergreen forests.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Kenchankumri State forest (Hassan)
  • Distribution Locality : Hassan, Mysore
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan


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