Smithsonia maculata



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Common name: Spotted Smithsonia


Leaves 2 or 3, 6-10 x 2-3 cm, oblanceolate, apex unequally bilobed, base sheathed. Racemes lateral. Flowers ca 10 x 8 mm, sessile, yellowish with purple bands; bracts ca 2.5 x 2 mm, persistent, broadly ovate; sepals and petals 5-6 x 3.5 mm, obovate, oblong rounded; lip fleshy, 3-lobed, lateral lobes ca 2.5 mm long, midlobe ca 2.5 x 2 mm, obscurely 3-lobed, rounded; spur conical ca 5 mm long.
Flowering and fruiting: June-July
Moist deciduous forests
Southern Western Ghats (endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)



It is my pleasure to present few images of Smithsonia maculata (Orchidaceae) 

Ref: http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-192586

Ref: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=3175&cat=1

Ref: http://www.toskar.org/smithsonia-maculata/

Ref: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Spotted%20Smithsonia.html 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Evergreen forest-Western Ghats 

Sighting: Devarunda, Mudigere, Chikmagalur, Karnataka about 1200 msl 

Date: 03-06-2016


Nice images, ... We don't have it in efi so far.
Wonderful. very rare plant. It seems that the flower is already pollinated in fourth pic. Did you see any existing fruits? Is it possible to have three flowers collected in spirit and a small piece of leaf (2x2 cm) collected in silica gel?
..., I can see a tiny fruit in the formative stage, at the tip of the inflorescence, in the second image. I don't think that the inflorescence will be intact by now. Was almost dried up when I came across this plant. Will try to look out whether more plants occur in the locality.

TSP-JUN2017-01-462: Smithsonia maculata (Orchidaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Presenting few images of Smithsonia maculata (Orchidaceae 

Habit:Epiphytic Herb 

Habitat:Semi-evergreen forest 

Sighting:Near Mudigere,Chikmagalur,Karnataka,about 1000 msl 

Date:04-04-2017


 
TSP-JUN2017-01-462: Smithsonia maculata (Orchidaceae) : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Presenting few images of Smithsonia maculate (Orchidaceae 

Habit:Epiphytic Herb 

Habitat:Semi-evergreen forest 

Sighting:Near Mudigere,Chikmagalur,Karnataka,about 1000 msl 

Date:04-04-2017


Very beautiful Smithsonia maculata.
 

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