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  Disperis neilgherrensis
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Disperis neilgherrensis Wight, Ic. t. 1719. 1851; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 169. 1890; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1478(1032). 1928; Abraham & Vatsala, Introd. Orchids 208. 1981; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 414. 1998; Sathish in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 201. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 326. 2002; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 185. 2004; Kurzweil, Blumea 50: 145. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 806. 2009. Disperis zeylanica Trimen, J. Bot. 23: 245. 1885; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 169. 1890; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 278. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 475. 1990; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 185. 2004.
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  Description: Terrestrial herbs with a tuber; stem 10-15 cm tall. Leaves to 10 x 9 mm, ovate, cordate, acute, sessile. Flowers pale-pink or rose, one or two in terminal raceme; floral bracts, foliaceous, 9 x 6 mm, cordate, acute. Dorsal sepal and petals connated to form a hood over the column; dorsal sepal 9 x 2 mm, linear-lanceolate, 3-veined; lateral sepals 16 x 7 mm, obliquely obovate, obtuse, many-veined. Petals 10 x 6 mm, obliquely obovate or elliptic, subacute, 3-veined. Lip 5 x 5 mm, anchor shaped, bifid, with two long linear recurved arms with yellow papillae.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-June
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests and grasslands
  Distribution: South India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Java
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Rose
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Kottamala, Kariamchola, Bison valley, Nelluyampathy forests, Silent Valley R. F., Kummattanthode, Aruvanpara
   
 
   
 
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