Habenaria congesta Ames 1908 SECTION Acuiferae TYPE Drawing by © Ames 1908

Hot Warm LATERFall winter

Common Name The Congested Habenaria

Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines on dry hilltops and open areas near sea level to 88 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing growing terrestrial withtubers giving rise to a graceful, erect stem carrying linear, grass-like, acute, grading to bracts above leaves that blooms in the later fall and winter on a dense, cylindrical to spicate, congested, many flowered inflorescence carrying white flowers

Similar to H rumphi but this one differs in the thin, graceful, erect stem carrying linear, grasslike leaves.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol II Ames 1908; drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;

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