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  Acampe rigida
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Acampe rigida (Buch.-Ham. ex J.E. Smith) P.F. Hunt., Kew Bull. 24: 98. 1970; N.P. Singh & Dawre, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 4: 1021. 1983; Muktesh, Epiphytic Fl. Western Ghats 74. 1998; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 163. 2004. Aerides rigida Buch.-Ham. ex J.E. Smith in Rees, Cyclop. 39. 1819.
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  Description: Epiphytes with very stout, non-pseudobulbous, 60-90 cm long stems. Leaves 15-30 x 3.7 cm, lorate, thickly coriaceous, shortly 2-lobed. Flowers yellow, barred with red, 1.8 cm broad, in many-flowered stoutly peduncled panicles; peduncle with racemes 15-20 cm long, distantly branched, base with cupular sheaths, branches short; floral bracts small, annular, rounded. Sepals broadly oblong, obtuse. Petals small, obovate-oblong. Lip saccate, lateral lobes short, midlobe ovate, obtuse, channelled in the middle, sac short, rounded with a vertical hairy plate projecting in the hollow opposite the column; column short, stout; foot absent. Anther terminal, 2-loculed; pollinia 2, globose deeply bipartite.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Africa to Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  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
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  Localities: Kanjikode
   
 
   
 
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