Orchids of Kerala

The 252 species, 3 subspecies and a solitary variety of orchids belonging to 79 genera known to occur in Kerala India.

SpeciesStatusLocalityFlowering seasonFlower size (cm)
Acanthephippium bicolorrareAgasthyamalai, Munnar, Silent Valley, WayanadMarch-April (yellowishbrown)3-3.5
Aerides crispumrareMunnar, Silent Valley, WayanadMay-June (pinkishwhite)2.0
Aerides maculosumrareAgasthyamalai, Silent ValleyMay-June (pinkish violet)2.0
Anoectochilus elatusrareSilent ValleyDecember-February (pink & white)1.5
Arundina graminifoliararePonmudi,Silent Valley, AgasthyamalaiApril-May (pink)3.5 – 4.0
Calanthe rnasucanot commonAgasthyamalai, Silent Valley, MunnarThroughout the year(white or pink)2.5 – 4.5
C. triplicatarareMunnarMay-July (white)2.5
Coelogyne mossiaerareMunnarAugust-September (white & brown)3.5
Cymbidium ensifoliumcommonAgasthyamalai,Silent Valley45
Dendrobium heterocarpumrareAgasthyamalai, Silent Valley, MunnarDecember-February (yellowish brown)3.0
Dendrobium aqueumrareSilent Valley, WayanadApril – May (white)3.0
Dendrobium jerdonianumrareThirunelli, CoorgMarch-April (yellow)2.0
Eulophia culleniirareKallarFebruary-April (yellow)4.0
Habenaria barnesiivery rareMunnarAugust-September,(greenish yellow)2.0
Paphiopedilum druryiendangeredAgasthyamalaiJanuary-March (yellow)4.0
Vanda spathulatarareKollencodeJuly-August (yellow)5.0

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