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  Arundina graminifolia
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Arundina graminifolia (D. Don) Hochr., Bull. New York Bot. Gard. 6: 270. 1910; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1432(1002). 1928; Abraham & Vatsala, Introd. Orchids 497. 1981; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 270. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 382. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 467. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 448. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 434. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 401. 1998; Sathish in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 196. 1999; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 166. 2004. Bletia graminifolia D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 29. 1825. Arundina bambusifolia Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. 125. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 857. 1890.
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  English name(s): Bamboo orchid
  Description: Erect stout terrestrial plants; stem to 2 m tall, terete. Leaves distichous, linear-lanceolate, to 8 x 2 cm, persistent. Flowers about 4 cm across, pink-purple, in terminal few-flowered racemes or short panicles; sepals free, similar, ovate-lanceolate, 3.5 x 1 cm; petals broader than the sepals, rhomboid, elliptic, 3.5 x 2 cm; lip trumpet shaped, enclosing the column, bilobed at apex, margin crenulate, midlobe with lamellae, purple with white shades at base; column long, narrowly winged; pollinia 8, lenticular.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-September
  District(s): Kottayam, Idukki, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Among rocks in grasslands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude:
  Localities: Sholayar, Uppupara, Damsite, Lock-hert gap, Ayyappankovil-Nelliyampathi Ghat, Ponmudi
   
 
   
 
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