Habenaria acuminata (Thwaites) Trimen 1885 SECTION Commelynifoliae Kraenzl 1893 Photo by F. Suranjan and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Drawing Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part sun Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Acuminate Habenaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in India and Sri Lanka on grassy slopes at elevations around 915 to 1530 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an oblong tuber giving rise to an erect, for 2" [5 cm] long naked, leafy stem carrying erect, lanceolate, setaceously acuminate, acute, indistinctly 5 to 7 veined, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, 12 to 18.8" [30 to 47 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence with broadly lanceolate-ovate, acuminate, acute floral bracts

Synonyms *Ate acuminata Thwaites 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide

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