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  Aenhenrya rotundifolia
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Aenhenrya rotundifolia (Blatt.) Sathish & Rasm., Novon 7: 81. 1997; Sasidh. et al., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 94: 473. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 400.1998; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 164. 2004. Odontochilus rotundifolius Blatt., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 32. 521. 1928; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1453(1016). 1928. Anoectochilus rotundifolius (Blatt.) Balakr., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 63: 327. 1966. Aenhenrya agastyamalayana Gopalan, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 90: 271. 1994; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 44. 2000.
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  Description: Terrestrial herbs, 15-20 cm tall; rhizome creeping, moniliform. Leaves to 3 x 2 cm, ovate, acute, fleshy; petiole 1.5 cm long. Flowers white, solitary; scape 10-15 cm long, pubescent; dorsal sepal 20 x 10 mm, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, 5-veined, hairy outside; petals 17-20 x 5-6 mm, oblong, subacuminate, 3-veined; lip 17-20 x 10-12 mm, 3-lobed, ligulate, lateral lobes ovate-lanceolate, fringed at margin towards apex; midlobe 3-lobed.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-June
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: 1000-1300
  Localities: Vellimala
   
 
   
 
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