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  Habenaria diphylla
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Habenaria diphylla (Nimmo) Dalz. in Hook.'s J. Bot. Kew. Gard. Misc. 2: 262. 1850; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 151. 1890; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1471(1028). 1928; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 282. 1982; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 781. 1990; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 678. 2002; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 194. 2004; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 816. 2009. Liparis diphyllos Nimmo in J.Graham, Cat. Pl. Bomb. Bombay 252. 1839. Habenaria jerdoniana Wight, Ic. 5:14. t. 1715. 1851.
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  Description: Slender herbs, 8-20 cm high. Leaves unequal, 1.5-2.5 x 1-2.5 cm, broadly orbicular-ovate, obtuse to slightly acute at apex, cordate-amplexicaul at base, appressed to the ground. Spikes 5-15 cm long, flowering at top only; basal portion with few lanceolate bracts 0.8-1 cm long. Floral bracts 0.6-0.8 cm long. Flowers 0.6-0.8 cm across. Sepals 0.4 cm long, 0.25-0.3 cm wide, ovate. Petals 0.4 cm long, linear. Lip 0.7-0.8 cm long, 3-lobed; lobes filiform. Spur conical, 0.5-0.6 cm long. Pedicel and ovary 0.5-0.6 cm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Wayanad, Thrissur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grasslands, also in the plains
  Distribution: India to Bangladesh and Philippines
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 600-750
  Localities: Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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