Habenaria longicorniculata J.Graham 1839 SECTION Habenaria Photo by Snonyomousr and his flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by Matilda Smith, Fitch and Hooker

Fragrant Part Shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Small Horned Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in India and Sri Lanka at elvations of 800 to 1900 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 1 to 2, unequal, ovate to ellipsoid tubers giving rise to 3 to 10, basally clustered, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, peduncle to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, to 34" [85 cm] long, 1 to 4 [usually 2] flowered inflorescence with semi-amplexicaul, ellitpic-lanceolate, acute to subacuminate, minutely pappilate floral bracts and carrying slightly fragrant, white and green flowers

Synonyms Habenaria gracilis Rchb.f. 1865; Habenaria longecalcarata A.Rich.1841; Habenaria longicalcarata var. viridis Blatt. & McCann 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 Drawings fide; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide;