Aphyllorchis tumkurensis Bhaskar & Kushal. sp. nov.

  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Species : Aphyllorchis tumkurensis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aphyllorchis tumkurensis Bhaskar & Kushal. sp. nov.
  • Endemism : Karnataka
  • Key identification features : Resembles A.montana and its close ally A.striata, but differs in being a small statured plant with pale white or pink flowers with reddish purple blotches inside, in lacking 2 basal claws on the hypochile, and having larger sepals than petals.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments : Specimen collected from Sidderabetta in the foothill of Shorea tallura groove (Type locality) by V.Bhaskar & C.G.Kushalappa. Specimen deposited at the UASB Herbarium.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Tumkur
  • Floras referred : Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District


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