Thunia - Reichenbach f.


An Indo-Malesian genus of about four species of epiphytic or lithophytic orchids, Thunia is represented in India by three species . Only one species is known to occur in Kerala .

1. Thunia bracteata (Roxb.)Schltr., Fedde Repert. Beih. 4: 205 . 1919(excl. syn. T. alba); Seidenfaden 1986: 12.

Limodorum bracteatum Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 460. 1832. Phaius albus auct .non Lindl .: Lindl., Gen Sp . Orch. 128. 1831, Prop parte (quoad Wall . Cat. No. 3749 a); in Bot. Reg. 23 : T. 33. 1838; J. D. Hook . 1890 : 818, pro parte.

Thunia venosa Rolfe , Orch.. Rev. 13: 206. 1905; Fischer in Gamble 1928: 1427; Santapu & Kapadia 1966: 184; Saldanha in Saldanha & Nicolson 1976: 853.

Roxburgh described this species based on a collection by M.B. Smith in 1811 from Garo Hills in Meghalaya . We have seen obly an old collection by C.C. Calder & M.S. Ramaswami from Travancore . We couldn't relocate this species from Kerala .

Occurrence : Travancore .

Distribution: India to Burma , Thailand and China.

 

 
 

 

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