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  Brachycorythis splendida
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Brachycorythis splendida Summerh., Kew Bull. 1955: 240. 1955; Rathakr., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 13: 2. 1971; Abraham & Vatsala, Introd. Orchids 256. 1981; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 449. 1994; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 80. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 402. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 656. 2002; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 167. 2004. Habenaria iantha Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 164. 1890, descr. tantum. partim exclu. synon. Phyllomphax obcordata (D. Don) Schltr. var. iantha (Hook. f.) C.E.C. Fisch. in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1476(1031). 1928.
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  Description: Herbs. Leaves 3-3.5 x 1.5-2 cm, ovate-lanceolate, acute, closely set. Flowers pink, 3 x 2 cm, in 5-10 cm long, terminal raceme; bracts foliaceous, 15-17 x 10-12 mm, ovate, acuminate; dorsal sepal and petals connated to form a hood; dorsal sepal 8 x 4.5 mm, ovate, acute, 3-veined; lateral sepals 10 x 4.5 mm, obliquely ovate-lanceolate, acute, 4-veined; petals 8 x 2.5 mm, falcate-linear, acuminate, 3-veined; lip 23 x 16 mm, obcordate, with a triangular apiculus.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-September
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Localities: Vellimala, Mangaladevi, Bison valley, Devicolam, Ponmudi, Pongalapara, Karamanayar region, Agasthyarkudam
   
 
   
 
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