Habenaria ambositrana Schltr. 1916

Photo by Phillip Cribb and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the The Arkive WebPage

Partial sun Cool SummerFall

Common Name The Ambositra Habenaria [An area of central Madagascar

Flower Size .64" [1.6 cm]

Found in central Madagascar in humid areas near rivers, marshes and wet grasslands among rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with oblong-fusiform tubers giving rise to an erect, glaberous stem carrying 5 to7, below the middle, narrowly linear, acute incurved tubular below leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, terminal, loose, cylindrical, 7 to 15 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate-elliptical, acuminate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts with the flat flowers not adpressed to the inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 drawing good; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide;