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Phalaenopsis mysorensis Saldanha (Orchidaceae): Note on Distribution and Ecology

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  • Ecology
  • Orchid
  • Kingidium
  • Isolated Hills
  • Sri Lanka
  • India


Phalaenopsis mysorensis Saldanha, an orchid species endemic to South India has recently been recorded in Sri Lanka from a few isolated hill forests in the northern and eastern dry lowlands. The minute habit, small white flowers and short unbranched peduncle distinguishes P. mysorensis from its congener P. deliciosa, the only recorded Phalaenopsis in Sri Lanka. The habit and habitat of the species are described based on recent observations and collections.Key words: Orchid, Kingidium, isolated hills, Sri Lanka, Indiadoi: 10.4038/cjsbs.v37i2.503 Cey. J. Sci. (Bio. Sci.) 37 (2): 163-166, 2008

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