Habenaria erostrata Tang & F.T.Wang 1936

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Photo by Tripetch P. and The Botanical Garden Orginazation Website


Common Name The Non-Beaked Habenaria

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm] wide

Found in Thailand and Vietnam in grasslands at elevations aropund 50 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with stems carrying 4 to 5, cauline, scattered on the lower stem, lanceolate-oblong, acute, mucronate leaves grading above into to 7, erect to spreading, lanceolate, acuminate, margins shortly hairy sterile bracts that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, glabrous, 14.4 to 17.2" [36 to 43 cm] long, semi-dense, 8 to many flowered inflorescence with a rachis of 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] and lanceolate, acuminate, margins shortly hairy floral bracts.

CAUTION I am not comfortable with this determination as the flowers are too dense so please use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing good