Arundina - Blume

An Indo-Malesian genus of perhaps one highly variable species of reedy ground orchids characterized by grass-like leaves and showy flowers.

1. Arundina graminifolia (D. Don) Hochr., Bull. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 6: 270.1910; Fischer in Gamble 1928:1432; Abraham and Vatsala 1981:497; Seidenfaden 1986:16; Seidenfaden in Matthew 1999:1227.

Blettia graminifolia D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 29. 1825.

Arundina bambusifolia Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orch. 125. 1831; Wight 1851:8.t.1661; J.D.Hook.1890:857.

South Indian populations of this species markedly differ from the Himalayan counterparts in being shorter in stature, having short leaves and not fully opening but brightly coloured flowers.

Occurrence: Trivandrum, Idukki and Palghat Districts.

Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Pacific Islands.




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