Sirhookera latifolia (Wight) Kuntze 1891

In situ Plant in Nilgiri Reserve Photos by Siddarth Machado and The Flowers of India Website


Common Name The Broadleaved Sirhookera

Flower Size

Found in southern India and Sri Lanka at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying lanceolate-elliptic, oblong, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a 6 to 8" branched, each branch slender, successively few, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Josephia latifolia Wight 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984