Tainia - Blume


An Indo-Malesian genus of about 25 species of terrestrial orchids, Tainia is represented in India by five species . Only one species is known to occur in Kerala .

1. Tainia bicornis (Lindl.) Rchb .f. Bonplandia 5: 54 . 1857 ; J. J.D. Hook . 1890 : 820 ; Fischer in Gamble 1928 : 1427 ; Abraham & Vatsala 1981 : 290 ' Jayaweera in dassanayake & Fosberg 1928 : 149 .

Ania bicornis Lindl. Bot. Reg. 28 : Misc . 37 . 1842 . A. latifolia Wight , Ic. pl .Ind. . Or. 3 (2) : 10 .t. 914. 1844-45 , non Lindl. 1831.

Lindley described this species after a collection by Rev. J.Cloves from Sri. Lanka .

Occurrence : Trivandrum . Thrissur and Palghat Districts .

Distribution : South India (karnataka , Kerala and Tamil Nadu) and Sri Lanka .

 

 
 

 

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