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  Anoectochilus setaceus
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Anoectochilus setaceus Blume, Bijdr. 412. 1825. Anoectochilus regalis Blume, Coll. Orchid. 46. 1858; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 95. 1890.
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  Description: Terrestrial leafy herbs with creeping stem, 15-25 cm high. Leaves 3.5- 8 x 1.5-4 cm, ovate, acute at apex, round at base, dark brown, with golden reticulations above. Inflorescence terminal raceme, 3-5 flowered; flowers on the extreme tip; basal portion with 1-2, tubular lanceolate bracts, 1-1.5 cm across. Sepals and petals subequal, 0.6-0.8 x 0.4-0.5 cm, ovate. Lip 1-12 cm long, attached to base of column, white, 3-lobed; side lobes small; mid-lobe 2-winged at apex, with 9 pairs of filiform lobules on sides. Pollinia 2, clavate, attached to a single caudicle. Pedicel and ovary 1-1.2 cm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South China to Tropical Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 700-1400
  Localities: Athirumala, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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