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  Liparis wightiana
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Liparis wightiana Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 295. 1861; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 695. 1890; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1410(986). 1928; Abraham & Vatsala, Introd. Orchids 405. 1981; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 291. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 461. 1994; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 81. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 425. 1998; Sathish in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 205. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 681. 2002; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 201. 2004; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 824. 2009. Liparis atropurpurea sensu Wight, Ic. t. 904. 1844, non Lindl. 1830.
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  Description: Terrestria herbs to 15 cm, base bulbous. Leaves to 5.5 x 2 cm, ovate, acuminate. Flowers yellowish with brown tinge, in about 4-8 cm long racemes; bracts 9 x 3.5 mm, lanceolate, acuminate. Dorsal sepal lanceolate, obtuse, 3-veined; lateral sepals subfalcately lanceolate, acute, 3-veined. Petals linear, obtuse, 1-veined. Lip 7 x 6 mm, oblong-orbicular, auricled at base, disc with 2 tubercled calli, margins hairy.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  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:
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  Altitude: 1500-1800
  Localities: Kottamala, Vallakkadavu, Devicolam, Damsite, Agasthymala peak
   
 
   
 
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