Stocks Trias
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Stocks Trias
ative Photo: Siddarth Machado
Common name: Stocks Trias
Botanical name: Trias stocksii    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Stocks Trias is an orchid named in the honor of John Ellerton Stocks. Pseudobulb are spherical, 1.5 x 1.5 cm, distantly placed on stout rhizome. Leaves are solitary, 2.5-3.5 x 1.5 cm, elliptic, pointed with 5 mm long stalk. Flowers are pinkish, 2 or 3 from the base of the pseudobulb. Dorsal sepal us ovate, blunt, 7-veined, lateral sepals obliquely ovate, blunt, 7-veined. Petals are linear, apiculate, lip 4 x 1 mm, oblong, pointed, fleshy, puberulus. Column is 3 x 1.5 mm, wing oblong, flat-tipped, foot 2.8 x 1.8-2 mm; operculum 2.5 x 0.8 mm, including 1.5 mm long prolongation. Stocks Trias is endemic to Southern Western Ghats, found in Kerala and Karnataka. Flowering: December-February.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar Photographed in Sakleshpur, Karnataka.

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