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  Zeuxine flava
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Zeuxine flava (Wall ex Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 108. 1890; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 332. 1997. Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 444. 1998; Sathish in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 213. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 339. 2002; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 231. 2004. Monochilus flavum Wall. ex Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. 437. 1840.
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  Description: Stem to 36 cm high, rhizome creeping, 5-10 cm long. Leaves 5 x 2 cm, elliptic, acute; petiole 2 cm long, sheathed. Flowers yellow, in 5-10 cm long, dense spike; peduncle 15-18 cm long; bracts 10 x 45 mm, ovate, acuminate, 3-veined; dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, obtuse, 1-veined; lateral sepals elliptic, obtuse, 3-veined; petals subfalcate, oblong, obtuse, 1-veined; lip 3 x 1.5-3.5 mm; midlobe 2-lobuled, each 1.5 x 1-1.8 mm, `T' shaped on spreading, squarish; hypochile saccate, with backwardly curved glands; margins of mesochile incurved.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kollam
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Orange
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Rosemala, Pandimotta, Thekkady, Mangaladevi, Orukomban, Sairandhri
   
 
   
 
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