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  Aphyllorchis montana
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Aphyllorchis montana Rchb.f., Linnaea 41: 57. 1877; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 116. 1890; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1457(1019). 1928; Mohanan et al., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 79: 234. 1982; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 448. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 309. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 401. 1998; Sathish in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 194. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 655. 2002; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 166. 2004; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 784. 2009. Aphyllorchis prainii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 117. 1890; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 270. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 447. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 467. 1990.
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  Description: Saprophytes, 50-60 cm tall. Flowers yellow, 3 x 1 cm, racemose; bracts 10 x 2 mm, linear lanceolate. Dorsal sepal 13 x 4 mm, oblong, obtuse; lateral sepals 11 x 3 mm, oblong, obtuse. Petals 11 x 3 mm, oblong, obtuse. Lip 9 x 5 mm, ovate, acute, 3-lobed, side lobes obliquely ovate-obtuse; midlobe ovate, acute.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Palakkad, Kannur, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Wayanad, Thrissur
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: Yes
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 700-1000
  Localities: Kallar, Naduthottam, Damsite, Kannoth, Mukkali forests, Boneccord, Attayar, Karamanayar region
   
 
   
 
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