Habenaria andamanica Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Habenaria Drawing by Matilda Smith

Part shadeHot toWarm Fall toWinter

Common Name The Andaman Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Andaman Islands as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with globose tubers giving rise to 3 to 4, ovate-lanceolate, acute, sessile leaves crowded towards the middle of the stout stem that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, terminal, racemose, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Medusorchis andamanica (Hook.f.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Hooker's Icones Planetarum 22 [Vol II] Hooker 1894 drawing fide; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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