Habenaria digitata Lindl.1835 SECTION Habenaria Photo by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Inflorescence Photo Courtesy of the Flora of Pakistan Website

Common Name The Fingered Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Pakistan, western Himalayas, India, Assam, Nepal, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a small to large sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect, stem carrying alternate, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, acute, undulate margin leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, secund, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, lax, several flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, longer than the flowers bracts and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Bonatea benghalensis Griff. 1844; Bonatea herbacea Wall. ex Lindl. 1835; Bonatea panduana Lindl. ex Wall. 1832; Habenaria digitata var. travancorica (Hook.f.) Pradhan 1979; Habenaria graveolens Duthie 1906; Habenaria laciniata Dalzell 1850; Habenaria lindleyana Wight 1844; Habenaria travancorica Hook.f. 1890; Habenaria trinervia Wight 1851; Orchis mysorensis B.Heyne ex Wall. 1832

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing ok; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 drawing as H graveolens? fide; Flore Generale de Indo-Chine Volume 6 Gagnepain 1934; Flore Generale de Indo-Chine Volume 6 Gagnepain 1934 as Habenaria digitata var foliosa; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 4 1958 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 drawing good; Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle % No 71 Seidenfaden 1972 as H digitata var foliosa; Contributions to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Indian Orchids a Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 as H graveolens drawing fide; Indian Orchids a Field Guide to Identification and Culture vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing ok; Indian Orchids a Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 as H duthie; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchioideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Orchids of North West Himalaya Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgris Joseph 1987 as H digitata var travancoria; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as H graveolens; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as H tranvancorica

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