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A Report on-Colour Variation in the flowers of Vanda tessellata (Roxb.) Hook. ex. G.Don–An Endangered Medicinal Orchid

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, Sarojini Naidu Govt. Girls Post Graduate (Autonomus) College Shivaji Nagar, Bhopal, M.P, India
  • 2Department of Botany, Govt. Maharani Laxmi Bai Girls Post Graduate (Autonomous) College, Bhopal, M.P, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 47-49, April,22 (2016)

Abstract

The present research work report the colour variation in flowers of Vanda tessellata, an epiphytic orchid. It is found in warm and humid tropical forest. The original colour of its flowers is purplish. But in field survey around the forest of Madhya Pradesh it was found that in the same forest some plants were bearing light yellowish coloured flower with very light shaded lip, whereas some were found in its original purplish shade. Through observations it can be concluded that changes in environmental condition along with other parameters could be a cause for such variation in its colour.

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