Habenaria elliptica Wight 1851 SECTION Commelynifoliae Kraenzl 1893 Drawing by © Wight and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sun winter

Common Name The Elliptic Habenaria [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .3" [7.5mm]

Found in southwestern India in Kerala where it blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Plantaginorchis elliptica (Wight) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification & Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing fide