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  Sirhookera lanceolata
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Sirhookera lanceolata (Wight) O. Ktze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 2: 681. 1891; Abraham & Vatsala, Introd. Orchids 258. 1981; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 402. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 305. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 462. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 470. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 329. 1997; Muktesh, Epiphytic Fl. Western Ghats 120. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 438. 1998; Sathish in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 211. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 695. 2002; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 222. 2004; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 495. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 850. 2009. Josephia lanceolata Wight, Ic. t. 1753. 1851; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 823. 1890; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1428(999). 1928.
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  Description: Epiphytic stemless herbs. Leaves 13 x 3.5-4 cm, including 4-5 cm long; petiole, elliptic-oblong or oblanceolate-oblong, subacute at apex. Flowers white, in 20-25 cm long, compound racemes; branches slender; dorsal sepal 3 x 2.9 mm, elliptic-obtuse, 3-veined; lateral sepals 3 x 1.5 mm, oblong, obtuse, 3-veined; petals 3 x 1 mm, oblanceolate, obtuse, 1-veined; lip 35 x 1.5-2 mm, panduriform, 3-lobed; lateral lobes short, blunt; midlobe elliptic-oblong, bifid at apex.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-November
  District(s): Wayanad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola, evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  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:
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  Altitude: 600-1800
  Localities: Rosemala, Pachakkanam, Aruvanpara, Anathode, Teerthundamala, Athirumala, Pongalapara, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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