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  Aerides crispa
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Aerides crispa Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. 239. 1833; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 45. 1890; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1442(1008). 1928; Abraham & Vatsala, Introd. Orchids 446. 1981; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 367. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 268. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 776. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 372. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 678. 1997; Muktesh, Epiphytic Fl. Western Ghats 75. 1998; Sathish in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 193. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 653. 2002; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 165. 2004; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 783. 2009. Aerides lindleyana Wight, Ic. 5:9, t.1677. 1852.
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  Description: Epiphytic herbs, sometimes lithophytic. Stem 20-30 cm high, 1-1.5 cm diam, older stem covered with persistent sheaths of petioles. Leaves 10-20 x 2-3 cm, linear-oblong, unequally 2-lobed at tip, sheathing at base, keeled along midrib, deciduous above sheathing petiole. Inflorescence simple or branched racemes; Peduncles 10-20 cm long; floral bracts minute, scaly. Flowers pink, 1.5-1.8 cm across. Sepals and petals 0.7-0.8 x 0.3-0.4 cm. Petals slightly smaller. Lip 1.5-1.8 x 0.3-0.4 cm, lobed; side lobes very small, mid-lobe ovate-crenulate. Pedicel and ovary 0.8-1.2 cm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-September
  District(s): Wayanad, Kasaragode, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Palakkad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1500
  Localities: Mananthavady, Aruvanpara, Panathur, Nadugani ghats, Ariankavu, Parappar, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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