Ipsea malabarica (Reichb. f.) Hook. f.

Malabar daffodil orchid



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1850

Rediscovered in 1982



Western Ghats, Kerala, India


Biology & Ecology










Manilal, K. S. and Kumar, S. C. (1983). Rediscovery of Ipsea malabarica (Reichb. f.) Hook. f., an endemic orchid species from Silent Valley. Bull. Pure Appl. Sci 2: 38-41.

Martin, K. P. (2003). Clonal propagation, encapsulation and reintroduction of Ipsea malabarica (Reichb. f.) J. D. Hook., an endangered orchid. In Vitro Cell Dev. Biol. Plant 39: 322.

Martin, K. P. and Madassery, Joseph. (2005). Rapid in vitro propagation of the threatened endemic orchid, Ipsea malabarica (Reichb.f.) J D Hook through protocorm-like bodies. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 43: 829-834.


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