Habenaria crinifera Lindl. 1835 SECTION Habenariae Photo by Aarshasree Orchids and their Orchid Webpage

LATEWinter EARLY spring

Common Name or Meaning The Hair Carrying Habenaria

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, India and Sri Lanka as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 2 to 4, basally clustered, oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Habenaria schizochilus J.Graham 1839; Synmeria crinifera (Lindl.) Szlach. 2005; Synmeria schizochilus Nimmo 1839

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing fide Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide;