Wild Flower for Bot. ID-211209-RK-1

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ranjini kamath

Dec 21, 2009, 12:15:12 AM12/21/09
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Request ID of this wild flower.Found only this single plant with
flowers.Picture taken in Thattekad,Kerala on 07-12-09.
Thank you.
Ranjini Kamath

R. Vijayasankar

Dec 21, 2009, 12:41:32 AM12/21/09
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Zeuxine longilabris, a saprophytic orchid?


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With regards

R. Vijayasankar
FRLHT, Bangalore

Dr. Pankaj Kumar

Dec 21, 2009, 3:24:55 AM12/21/09
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This is Zeuxine longilabris for sure but this is not saprophytic. This
is normal terrestrial orchid. The actual leaves of this plant are not
visible in the picture, which are usually rosette and on the lower end
of the inflorescence.

I am sorry I have not been able to check the posts recently as I have
been stuck at Delhi with many problems in life.

Hope I would able to be regular to the community soon.


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