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  Habenaria perrottetiana
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Habenaria perrottetiana A. Rich., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. 15. 74. t.4B.1841; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 164. 1890; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1471(1028). 1928; Abraham & Vatsala, Introd. Orchids 236. 1981; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 460. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 40. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 81. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 422. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 679. 2002; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 197. 2004; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 487. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 818. 2009. Platanthera lutea Wight, Ic. t. 919. 1845.
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  Description: Terrestrial herbs; stem 20-50 cm high. Leaves to 7 x 3 cm, elliptic-oblong, acute. Flowers yellow, few, in about 15 cm long spike; bracts 3 x 1.7 cm, broadly elliptic, acute-apiculate, foliaceous, almost concealing the flowers. Dorsal sepal 15 x 9 mm, ovate-oblong, obtuse, 5-veined; lateral sepals 15 x 9 mm, elliptic, obtuse, 7-veined. Petals 15 x 4 mm, obliquely oblong, acute, 4-veined. Spur 15 mm long, clavate.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-October
  District(s): Wayanad, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: South India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: South India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 900-1200
  Localities: Mangaladevi, Uppupara, Bonaccord, Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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