Habenaria chlorina E.C.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874 SECTION Chlorinae Kraenzl 1893

Photo by Tripetch P. and the Thai Nature Website

Full sun Hot CoolLATE summer EARLYfall

Common Name The Green Habenaria - in Thailand Nang ua si tong, Nang ua phrai, Ueang si tong

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand and Laos in humid to dry dipterocarp, oak and pine forests or in grassy forest clearings at elevations of 350 to 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a stem carrying 2 to 5, cauline, scattered in the lower half of the stem, lanceolate-oblong, acute, mucronate leaves grading above to 1 to 7, narrowly lanceolate, acute to acuminate, erect to suberect, margins often stiff haired sterile bracts that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a glabrous, 4.8 to 12" [12 to 30 cm] long, lax to semidense, 6 to 30 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute to acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burman Grant 1895; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 drawing good; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo good; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide