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  Brachycorythis iantha
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Brachycorythis iantha (Wight) Summerh., Kew Bull. 1955: 238. 1955; Abraham & Vatsala, Introd. Orchids 254. 1981; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 468. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 449. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 402. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 302. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 321. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 656. 2002; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 167. 2004; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 785. 2009. Platanthera iantha Wight, Ic. t. 1692. 1851. Platanthera affinis Wight, Ic. t. 1693. 1851. Habenaria galeandra Benth., Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 163. 1890. Phyllomphax obcordata (D. Don) Schltr., Feddes Repert. 4: 119. 1919; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1476(1031). 1928.
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  Description: Unbranched terrestrial herbs. Leaves 2.5-3 x 0.9-11 cm, elliptic-oblong, acute, 3-nerved, well spaced. Flowers pink, 1.5 x 1 cm. Dorsal sepal 4.5 x 2 mm, ovate-lanceolate, acute, 3-veined; lateral sepals 7 x 2.5 mm, falcate, ovate-oblong, acute, 3-veined. Petals 5 x 1.5 mm, lanceolate, obliquely acute at apex, 1 or 2-veined. Lip 14 x 12 mm, obcordate with a large sinus, sac ovate, obtuse, 2 x 2 mm, biparted.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-August
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: 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: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 600-1000
  Localities: Ollavayal, Mangaladevi, Karimala, Lock-hert gap, Devicolam, Karasurymala, Ponmudi, Bonaccord, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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