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

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Samantha Suranjan Fernando ,

Post Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, LK
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IAUN Gunatilleke,

Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, LK
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Samantha Gunasekara,

Biodiversity Protection Unit, Sri Lanka Customs, P.O. Box 518 Bristol Street, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka, LK
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CVS Gunatilleke,

Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, LK
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UTI Abewardana

Post Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

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, India

doi: 10.4038/cjsbs.v37i2.503

Cey. J. Sci. (Bio. Sci.) 37 (2): 163-166, 2008

How to Cite: Fernando, S.S. et al., (2009). Phalaenopsis mysorensis Saldanha (Orchidaceae): Note on Distribution and Ecology. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences). 37(2), pp.163–166. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjsbs.v37i2.503
Published on 17 Jun 2009.
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