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  Sirhookera latifolia
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Sirhookera latifolia (Wight) O. Ktze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 2: 681. 1891; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 305. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 493. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 470. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 27. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 454. 1996; 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; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 337. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 695. 2002; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 222. 2004; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 850. 2009. Josephia latifolia Wight, Ic. t. 1743. 1851; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 823. 1890; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1428(999). 1928.
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  Description: Epiphytes with very short stem and vermiform roots. Leaves 9-10 x 2-2.5 cm, including a petiole of 1-1.5 cm long, oblong, acute. Flowers white, in 15-20 cm long branched racemes; branches slender. Dorsal sepal obovate, obtuse, 3-veined; lateral sepals elliptic-oblong, obtuse, 3-veined. Petals oblong, obtuse, 1-veined. Lip 4 x 2 mm, 3-lobed; lateral lobes smaller, oblong, obtuse, incurved; midlobe ovate, obtuse or acute.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: 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: 800-1200
  Localities: Sholayar, Kattalappara, Choodal, Koruthode, Pachakkanam, Kottamala, Pezha, Campshed area, Chemungi, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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