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brevicornis Barnes in J. Indian Bot. Soc. 18(3): 99. 1939.

Erect, slender marshy herbs, 15 - 30 cm high, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Leaves elliptic, oblong-lanceolate or linear-oblong, acute or acuminate at apex, cuneate or rounded at base, ca 4 x l cm. Flowers up to 1.8 cm across, red. Lip boat-shaped; spur much curved, shorter than wing, often coiled into a complete circle and sometimes shorter than lip. Stipe of wings slender; basal lobes very small, narrow and curved.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Sept.

Distrib. India: Kamataka and Kerala.

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