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  Trichoglottis tenera
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Trichoglottis tenera (Lindl.) Rchb.f., Gard. Chron. 699. 1872; Abraham & Vatsala, Introd. Orchids 460. 1981; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 306. 1988; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 699. 1997; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 40. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 455. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 330. 1997; Muktesh, Epiphytic Fl. Western Ghats 125. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 441. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 307. 1999; Sathish in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 212. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 338. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 698. 2002; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 227. 2004; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 853. 2009. Oeceoclades tenera Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. 236. 1833. Cleisostoma tenerum (Lindl.) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 73. 1890; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1448(1012). 1928.
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  Description: Epiphytes, to 60 cm high, stem terete, woody, scandent. Leaves 3 x 1-1.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, obtuse. Flowers yellow, in few-flowered, 15-20 cm long, stout raceme; dorsal sepal elliptic, obtuse, 5-veined; lateral sepals oblanceolate, falcate, obtuse, 3-veined; petals smaller than sepals, oblong, obtuse, 5-veined; lip adnate to the base of column, 7 x 7.5 mm, 3-lobed; lateral lobes oblong, lanceolate, obtuse; midlobe ovate, obtuse, 3-lobuled, rounded; spur 3 x 1 mm, cylindrical; column and foot very short; pollinia 2.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Altitude: 1100-2000
  Localities: Karimala Hills, Kallar, Olikkudy, Sunderamala, Uppermanalar, Karimala, Sispara, Walakkad, Munnar, Kunda hills, Agasthymala peak
   
 
   
 
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