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  Aerides maculosa
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Aerides maculosa Lindl., Bot. Reg. t. 58. 1845; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 45. 1890; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1442(1008). 1928; Abraham & Vatsala, Introd. Orchids 444. 1981; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 269. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 466. 1990; Muktesh, Epiphytic Fl. Western Ghats 75. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 400. 1998; Sathish in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 194. 1999.
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  Description: Woody, stout herbs up to 5-6 cm long. Leaves 7-8 x 1-1.5 cm, oblong, keeled, obliquely obtuse with a short mucro. Inflorescence much longer than leaves. Flowers pinkish violet, 1 x 1 cm, in about 10 cm long, axillary racemes. Sepals subsimilar, 10 x 10 mm, ovate, obtuse. Petals 10 x 5 mm, oblong, obtuse. Lip 15 x 15 mm, three lobed, deep pinkish violet with a callus on the disc and crenulate margin; side lobes small, midlobe ovate, emarginated. Spur 10 x 2 mm, cylindrical.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-August
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
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  Localities: Kottamala, Sispara, Attappady R.F., Walayar
   
 
   
 
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