Rhytionanthos - Garay, Hamer & Siegerist
An Indo-Malesian genus of about a dozen species of epiphytic orchids, Rhytionanthos is represented in India by six species . two species occur in Kerala .
1. Rhytionanthos indicum Sathish & Garay , ined.
This is a new species under publication
Occurrence : Trivandrum District.
Distribution : Regional Endemic (Kerala, Tamil Nadu).
2. Rhytionanthos rheedei (manilal 7 Sathish ) Garay , Hamer , Siegerist , Nord. J. Bot. 14 (6) : 639 . 1994 .
Bulbophyllum rheedei Manilal & Sathish , Rheedea 1: 55 . 1991 .
Epidendrum sterile var. gamma Lam. , Encycl. Meth. Bot. 1: 189. 1783.
This was first illustrated and described by Van Rheede from Kerala . Rheede had only a sterile specimen and hence his description very cursory , both didn't help the later commentators . We got flowering samples enabling us to describe in detail as a new species . garay et al. (1994) found this belong to their Rhytionanthos .
Occurrence : Trivandrum , Alappuzha and Idukki Districts.
Distribution : Regional Endemic (kerala , Karnataka ).
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