Thunia alba (Lindl.) Rchb.f.

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (Orchid Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ORCHID FAMILY (ऑर्चिड फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Orchidaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Phaius albus Lindl.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Thunia alba (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
  • Common name : White Thunia
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Lithophytic on rocks or epiphytic on lower branches of trees in forests or in shaded and rocky places; 600 - 2300 m. altitude
  • Key identification features : Erect, epiphytic herbs; Stems stout; Leaves distichous, narrowly elliptic-Ianceolate; Flowers in terminal, 4-6 flowered, pendent raceme, white, Lip broadly oblong, white, spur bifid; Capsules narrowly elliptic.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-August
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Kameng, Lohit, Siang, Subansiri, Tirap
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Jammu and Kashmir : Jammu and Kashmir
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Andaman Islands
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Native : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 234
    • Kumar P. et. al., (2008). Orchidaceae, Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya, India. Check List 4(3): 304–323
    • Jalal J.S. and Jayanthi J., (2015)
    • AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE ORCHIDS OF WESTERN HIMALAYA, INDIA. LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 7-50
    • H J, Chowdhery, et al. Materials for Flora of Arunachal Pradesh. Volume 3, Botanical Survey of India, 2009. Pg.: 160
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Thunia alba. Downloaded on 25 May 2024.

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