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  Boesenbergia tiliifolia
 
  Family: ZINGIBERACEAE
  Citation:  Boesenbergia tiliifolia (Baker) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 2: 685. 1891; Mangaly & Swarup., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 23: 236. 1981; Sabu, Zingiberaceae and Costaceae of South India 124. 2006. Gastrochilus tiliifolius Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 218. 1890.
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  Description: Small herbs, leafy shoot very short, 3-4-leaved; lamina upto 40 x 20 cm, elliptic, acute, slightly hairy on midrib below; petioles 5-12 cm long; ligule c. 5 mm long, of 2 triangular lobes. Inflorescence subsessile, enclosed by the leaf sheaths, densely flowered. Bracts upto 5 cm long, linear-lanceolate; bracteoles as long as bracts but narrower. Calyx about 2 cm, bifid. Corolla pink; tube exceeding the bracts; lobes c. 1.5 cm, oblong. Lateral staminodes rather shorter and broader than corolla lobes, mottled purple. Labellum about 2.5 x 2 cm, panduriform, apex slightly bilobed. Filaments 1 cm long; anthers 5 mm, with a short reflexed bilobed crest.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Palakkad
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  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of Java and Sumatra and widely cultivated in India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Mukkali forests
   
 
   
 
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