Epidendrum resupinatum G.Forst., Fl. Ins. Austr.: 61 (1786).
Malaxis resupinata (G.Forst.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 673 (1891).
Microstylis resupinata (G.Forst.) Drake, Ill. Fl. Ins. Pacif.: 305 (1892).
Seidenfia rheedei (Sw.) Szlach., Fragm. Florist. Geobot., Suppl. 3: 122 (1995).
Sorry I forgot to add,
Malaxis rheedei Sw., Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 21: 235 (1800).
is also a the synonym of this plant. It is also found in dark purple
colour in the wild.
My photographs of Malaxis versicolor [Malaxis rheedii] now called Corymborkis versicolor. The first two were taken at Matheran. Have propagated it at Shahapur, but unfortunately it has not flowered yet.
--- On Wed, 8/18/10, shrikant ingalhalikar <le...@rediffmail.com> wrote:
Negative Tanay. Have also seen it growing in mulch, that's where I collected it from.
--- On Thu, 8/19/10, tanay bose <tanay...@gmail.com> wrote:
Just wanted to ask...do you mean to say that the Shubhada's plant is
not Crepidium resupinatum? but Corymborkis versicolor?
Or you are talking about your plant. Please do post a closeup picture
of the flowers if possible.
Unfortunately, I dont know of any species which is called Corymborkis
versicolor. Corymborkis belongs to subfamily Tropidioideae whereas the
Malaxis group belongs to Epidendroideae. They are totally different.
Secondly, Malaxis versicolor and Malaxis rheedii are two different
plants according to my knowledge and IPNI and Kew.
I may be wrong though.
Hi Dr. Kumar,
Have quoted from Dr. Almeida's 'Flora of Maharashtra' Vol 5-A. My plant was identified by Dr.Almeida [on a visit to my farm in August 2007] as Malaxis versicolor, though he has now changed the name to Corymborkis versicolor in his latest Vol 5 which was released in Jan 2009.
Unfortunately the plants at my farm have not flowered yet, and I do not have a close-up of the Matheran flowers.
Acccording to Dr.Almeida's Vol 5 there are 5 species of Corymborkis:
& 5.C.versicolor [syn. Malaxis versicolor, syn. Malaxis rheedi, syn. Microstylis rheedi, syn. Microstylis versicolor].
Am not sure which species Shubhada's plant is.
--- On Thu, 8/19/10, Pankaj Kumar <sahani...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Prof. Singh,
I own all the voumes of 'Flora of Maharashtra' but haven't had time, neither do I have any material to work on.
--- On Thu, 8/19/10, Gurcharan Singh <sing...@gmail.com> wrote:
SECONDLY, there are three such names and all three of which are invalid:
Malaxis rheedei Blume, Bijdr.: 389 (1825), nom. illeg.
now called as: Liparis rheedei Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 26 (1830).
Malaxis rheedei (Blume) B.Heyne ex Wall., Numer. List: 1939 (1829), nom. illeg.
now called as: Crepidium rheedei Blume, Bijdr.: 387 (1825).
Malaxis rheedei Sw., Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 21: 235 (1800),
now called as: Crepidium resupinatum (G.Forst.) Szlach., Fragm.
Florist. Geobot., Suppl. 3: 131 (1995).
THIRDLY, Malaxis versicolor (Lindl.) Abeyw., Ceylon J. Sci., Biol.
Sci. 2: 247 (1959) is an accepted name and
Seidenfia versicolor (Lindl.) M.R.Almeida, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc.
101: 147 (2004) is synonym of above.
So what we are seeing here are four different taxa which we are
thinking of same.
FOURTHLY, attaching one article (Cameron et al. 1999, American Journal
of Botany) on phylogenetics of Orchidaceae, Please check page no. 216
and 217 for the phylogenetic tree and it is evident where Malaxis and
Corymborkis falls (Corymborchis is a synonym).