Pholidota pallida Lindl.

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (Orchid Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ORCHID FAMILY (ऑर्चिड फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Orchidaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Pholidota pallida Lindl.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 1200m, in shade of Shola on trees.
  • Key identification features : Epiphytic pseudobulbous herb, pendulous. Bulbs ovate-cylindrical. Leaf single, elliptic-lanceolate, acute at apex, basally 3-nerved, narrowing in to petiole. Inflorescence arises at top of the pseudobulb, pendulous. Flowers 2-3 mm long, enclosed in persistent floral bracts
  • Flower, Fruit : August-May
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Shivamogga district, Dakshina Kannada district, Chikkamagaluru district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Pune district, Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Dhenkanal district, Keonjhar district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Kameng, Subansiri
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Native : Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons
    • Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
    • H J, Chowdhery, et al. Materials for Flora of Arunachal Pradesh. Volume 3, Botanical Survey of India, 2009. Pg.: 144
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Pholidota pallida. Downloaded on 30 May 2024.

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