Habenaria brachyphylla (Lindl.) Aitch. 1882 SECTION Commelynifoliae Kraenzl 1893 Photo by Bhawdan Chandan Vandan Nandgiri and his The Picasa Photo Website

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Plant Photo by Satish Phadke and Eflora of India Website

Fragrance Partial shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Short Leaved Habenaria

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in India at elevations of 2000 to 2500 meters as a medium sized [in bloom], cold growing terrestrial with 2, opposite, adpressed to the ground, orbicular-acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 9" [to 24.6 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with basally clasping, triangular, acute, longer than the fragrant flowers floral bracts

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Habenaria crassifolia A.Rich. 1841; *Platanthera brachyphylla Lindl. 1835; Platanthera canarensis Lindl. ex Rchb.f. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 as H crassifolia;