Tainia bicornis (Lindl.) Rchb.f., Bonplandia (Hannover) 5: 54 1857. (syn: Ania bicornis Lindl.; Ania latifolia Wight [Illegitimate]; Eria bicornis (Lindl.) Rchb.f.; Eria wightii (Blume) Rchb.f.; Mitopetalum bicorne (Lindl.) Blume; Mitopetalum wightii Blume);

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India to Jawa (as per WCSP)


Terrestrial herbs, to 50 cm high, with ovoid conical pseudobulb, 8-10 x 1-2 cm. Leaves solitary, 10-20 x 6-7 cm, elliptic-oblong, acuminate, with 10-20 cm long petiole. Flowers greenish yellow, in 30-60 cm long, few-flowered raceme, from the base of pseudobulb; dorsal sepal linear-lanceolate, obtuse, 3-4-veined; lateral sepals subfalcately linear-lanceolate, obtuse, 3-5-veined; petals linear-lanceolate, falcate, subacute, 3-7-veined; lip 18 x 1-9 mm, 3-lobed; lateral lobes ovate, obtuse; midlobe, obcordate or emarginate; disc with 3 parallel ridges.
Flowering and fruiting: November-December
Evergreen forests
South India and Sri Lanka

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




It is my pleasure to share few images of Tainia bicornis (Orchidaceae) 

Ref: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=3178&cat=1

Ref: http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-201269

Ref: http://keralaplants.in/keralaplantsdetails.aspx?id=Tainia_bicornis

Ref: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%22Tainia+bicornis%22&tbm=isch&gws_rd=ssl#gws_rd=ssl&imgrc=ngDMI9riBNCNEM%3A 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Terrestrial, Semi-evergreen forest floor 

Sighting: Kottigehara, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 31-01-2016






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