Distribution: [China, India, Indonesia, Japan (Ryukyu Islands), New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka,
Thailand; SW Pacific islands]
(from Flora of China)

Terrestrial herbs with a tuber, stem 10-15 cm tall. Leaves to 10 x 9 mm, ovate, cordate, acute, sessile. Flowers pale-pink or rose, one or two in terminal raceme. Floral bracts, foliaceous, 9 x 6 mm, cordate, acute. Dorsal sepal and petals connated to form a hood over the column; dorsal sepal 9 x 2 mm, linear-lanceolate, 3-veined; lateral sepals 16 x 7 mm, obliquely obovate, obtuse, many-veined; petals 10 x 6 mm, obliquely obovate or elliptic, subacute, 3-veined; lip 5 x 5 mm, anchor shaped, bifid, with two long linear recurved arms with yellow papillae.

Flowering and fruiting: May-June
Evergreen forests and grasslands
South India and Sri Lanka

(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi




Mullaiyanagiri_24-6-2015_for ID assistance : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Submitting images of a specimen for identification.
Date/time: 24-06-2015 / About 12-30 PM
Location: Mullaiyanagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1700msl
Habitat: Wild, Shola forest fringe
Habit; A herb

Disperis neilgherrensis Wight


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