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Lanceleaf Sirhookera   
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Lanceleaf Sirhookera
P Native Photo: P.S. Sivaprasad
Common name: Lanceleaf Sirhookera
Botanical name: Sirhookera lanceolata    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Josephia lanceolata, Polystachya ramosa

Lanceleaf Sirhookera is a stemless orchid growing on trees. Leaves are 13 x 3.5-4 cm, including 4-5 cm long; leaf-stalk, elliptic-oblong or inverted-lanceshaped-oblong, somewhat pointed at tip. Flowers are white, in 20-25 cm long, compound racemes. Branches are slender; dorsal sepal 3 x 2.9 mm, elliptic-blunt, 3-veined; lateral sepals 3 x 1.5 mm, oblong, blunt, 3-veined; petals 3 x 1 mm, inverted-lanceshaped, blunt, 1-veined; lip 35 x 1.5-2 mm, fiddle-shaped, 3-lobed; lateral lobes short, blunt; midlobe elliptic-oblong, divided into two at tip. Lanceleaf Sirhookera is found in South India and Sri Lanka. Flowering: August-November.

Identification credit: P.S. Sivaprasad Photographed in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

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