Cyrtosia javanica Blume, Bijdr. 396 1825. (syn: Conchoglossum montanum Breda; Cyrtosia minahassae (Schltr.) Garay; Galeola javanica (Blume) Benth. & Hook.f.; Galeola kawakamii J.J.Sm. ex Koord.-Schum.; Galeola minahassae Schltr.);
Trop. Asia: Assam, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, East Himalaya, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam as per WCSP;
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Any idea about the family ?
Haven’t come across this plant, but two families where they are common are Orobanchaceae and Orchidaceae.. kindly chk them..
I think this is Cyrtosia javanica [Orchidaceae]
The photos are not clear. Hope it may be a member of Orobranchaceae
Thanks, … Identified as Cyrtosia species of Orchidaceae.
Very interesting. I saw a brother of this live in Laos in 2012, so happy to see this, although just the image.
This is either Cyrtosia nana or Cyrtosia javanica, both of which are known from India and are of smaller size like this.
I need to see a better pic.
If I have to guess this could be Cyrtosia nana (owing to the widely open flower that i can see in one of the image), but cant confirm.
The seeds of this are supposed to be dispersed by birds in Japan and I assume it applies in India too.
Very interesting plant.
Four sp. have got distribution in Tripura :
Cyrtosia javanica or C. nana. Not easy to make out from these pics, both are found in north east. If I have to guess owing to faint colour of fruit i would say Cyrtosia javanica. But cant confirm.
References: Catalogue of Life POWO The Plant List Ver.1.1 WCSP GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China FOC illustration IOSPE Photos India biodiversity Portal