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  Aerides ringens
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Aerides ringens (Lindl.) C.E.C. Fisch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1928: 284. 1928 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1442(1008). 1928; Abraham & Vatsala, Introd. Orchids 446. 1981; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 390. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 269. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 447. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 446. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 372. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 40. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 433. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 309. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 80. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 679. 1997; Muktesh, Epiphytic Fl. Western Ghats 76. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 400. 1998; Sathish in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 194. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 320. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 654. 2002; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 165. 2004; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 478. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 783. 2009. Saccolabium ringens Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. 221. 1833. Aerides radicosa A. Rich., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. ser. 2, 15: 65. 1841; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 46. 1890. Saccolabium paniculatum Wight, Ic. t. 1676. 1851. Aerides lineare Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 47. 1890. Saccolabium rubrum Wight, Ic. t. 1673. 1851, non Lindley 1833.
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  Description: Leaves 13-15 x 0.5 cm, linear, keeled, obliquely bilobulate. Flowers white with pink, 2 x 1.5 cm, in about 20 cm long, lax racemes; dorsal sepal 8 x 3 mm, oblong-ovate, acute, 5-veined; laterals 5 x 3.5 mm, broadly ovate, acute, 5-veined; petals 6 x 3 mm, oblong, obtuse, 5-veined; lip 6 x 2 mm, ovate, acute, side lobes oblong or orbicular small, midlobe linear-oblong, acute; disc with fleshy callus; spur 6 x 2 mm, cylindrical.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-July
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
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  Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests and grasslands
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Altitude: 50-2000
  Localities: Peechi, Rosemala, Sunderamala, Thekkady, Vengoli, Kuchimudi, Nelluyampathy forests, Sispara, Pampa, Kannoth, Kanjirakadavu, Vadapuram, Kunda hills, Anamari, Kulathupuzha, Chemungi, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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