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  Gastrochilus obliquus
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Gastrochilus obliquus (Lindl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 661. 1891; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 813. 2009. Saccolabium obliquum Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. 223. 1833. Saccolabium bigibbus Rchb.f. ex Hook. f., Bot. Mag. 95: t.5769. 1867; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 61. 1890. Gastrochilus bigibbus (Rchb.f. ex Hook.f.) O. Ktze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 2: 661. 1891; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 442. 1996; Muktesh, Epiphytic Fl. Western Ghats 98. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 418. 1998.
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  Description: Stem 1-2 cm high. Leaves 10-15 x 2.5-3 cm, oblong, obliquely bifid at apex, obtuse. Flowers pale yellow, in 2 cm long, lateral racemes; dorsal sepal 6.5 x 3.2 mm, obovate, obtuse, 3-veined, gland-dotted; lateral sepals 7 x 2.8 mm, obovate, obtuse, 3-veined, gland-dotted; lip 6.5 x 8 mm, deeply saccate, 4 mm broad; midlobe white with yellow centre, finely red-dotted, irregularly toothed on margin; sac with a few spots inside, naked.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Malappuram, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 800-900
  Localities: Sholayar, Thekkady, Arayad, Mukkali forests, Ambalapuzha, Manthampotty
   
 
   
 
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