Tropidia - Lindley


A pantropical genus of about 6 species of terrestrial orchids, Tropidia is represented in India by four species . Two species are available in Kerala .

1. Tropidia angulosa (Lindl.) Bl. Col. Arch. Ind. 122. 1858; J.D. Hook . 1890 : 92 ; Fischer in Gamble 1928: 1452; Santapau & Kapadia 1966: 165 ; Seidenfaden 1978: 108.

Cnemidia angulosa Lindl., Bot. Reg. 19. T. 1618. 1833. Govindooia nervosa Wight , Ic. Pl. Ind. Or. 6 : 35 .t. 2090. 1853.

Tropodia bellii Blatt. & Mc Cann., J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 35: 730. 1932.

Lindley based his description on a wallich specimen from Sylhet in Bangladesh.

Occurrence: Pathanamthitta, Palghat, Wayanad Districts.

Distribution: Indo-Malesia .

2. Tropodia pedunculata Bl., Coll. Orch. Arch. Ind. 122. T. 40 . 1858; Seidenfaden 1978: 110.

Tropodia. maingayi J.D. Hook ., Fl. Brit. Ind. 6: 93. 1890. Tropodia angulosa auct. non (Lindl.) Bl. :Rao, Ahuja & Ahuja 1968: 365.

Blume's type originates from Palembang in Sumatra . Seidenfaden is of opinion that Rao et al's plant from Thenmala looks like Tropodia pedunculata .

Occurrence : Quilon District.

Distribution : Indo-Malesia.

 

 
 

 

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