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  Acampe praemorsa
 
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  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Acampe praemorsa (Roxb.) Blatt. & McCann, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 35: 495. 1932; Abraham & Vatsala, Introd. Orchids 450. 1981; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 284. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 390. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 367. 1985; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 382. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 775. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 465. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 446. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 373. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 433. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 308. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 677. 1997; Muktesh, Epiphytic Fl. Western Ghats 74. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 320. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 652. 2002; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 163. 2004; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 477. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 673. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 782. 2009. Epidendrum praemorsum Roxb., Pl. Corom. 34, t.43. 1795. Saccolabium praemorsum (Roxb.) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 62. 1890. Acampe wightiana Lindl., Fol. Orch. Acampe 2.1853; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1447(1011).1928. Vanda wightiana (Lindl.) Wight, Ic. t. 1670. 1851. Saccolabium wightianum (Lindl.) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 62. 1890.
  Malayalam Name(s): Maravazha, Taliyamaravada, Upputhali
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  Description: Robust epiphytic shrubs. Stem stout, 20-50 cm high, with vermiform roots from basal nodes. Leaves distichous, 12-20 x 2-3 cm, linear, sheathing at base, apex unequally 2-lobed, thick, coriaceous. Corymbs leaf-opposed; peduncle 3.5-5 cm long. Floral bracts scaly, broadly orbicular, broader than long. Flowers 0.8-1 cm across; sepals and petals 0.8-1 x 0.3-0.5 cm,ovate-lanceolate, creamy yellow with reddish-brown transverse bands, thick, fleshy. Lip c. 8 x 4 mm, fleshy, creamy white with narrow red streaks, saccate at base, 3-lobed; lateral lobes small; mid-lobe ovate-obtuse, margin crispate; spur short. Anther terminal, 2-loculed; pollinia 2, globose. Capsule to 4 cm long, cylindrical, ribbed.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka and Seychelles
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Brown
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-1000
  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Vengoli, Ranni, Cheruvathur, Taliparamba, Peringathukavu, Thiruvizhamkunnu, Walayar, Karivara slopes, Kanjirakadavu, Thenmalai, Kulathupuzha, Kalangkunnu, , Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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