A New Species of Gastrodia R. Br. (Orchidaceae) from Silent Valley, Kerala, lndia

C. Sathish Kumar, P. C. Suresh Kumar; M. Sibi and S. Anil Kumar

Published on : 31-Mar-2009

DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2008.18.02.07


Gastrodiasilentvalleyana Sathish, Suresh, Sibi &Anil (Orchidaceae), a newspecies is described from SilentValley National Park, Palakkad, Kerala, lndia. ltisrelated loG.pubilabiataY Sawaof G. verrucosa groupbutdifferentin havingaglabrous rhizome, globose flowers, sepaline tube warty on abaxial surface at margins, rhomboid petals and a deltoid acuminate lip with a tongue like thickening at the epichile.