Habenaria alta Ridl. 1885

Drawing Photo by Grunenwald Gilles

Part shade CoolColdSummerFall

Common Name The Tall Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar in humid, mossy, evergreen forests and shady humid granite rocks to 2000 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with elongated tubers giving rise to an erect, robust stem carrying towards the middle, 8 or so, obovate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, terminal, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 Drawing fide, Orchids of Madagascar, Du Puy, Hermans, Cribb & Bosser 2007; A Field Guide tothe Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide