Habenaria falcatopetala Seidenf. 1977 Photo by www.hanamist.sakura.ne.jp and Hoa Lan Vietnam Website

partial shade Cool LATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name The Falcate Petal Habenaria

Flower Size 1.54" [3.1 cm]

Found in northern Thailand and Vietnam in hill evergreen forests at elevations around 1675 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 5 to 6, cauline, clustered towards the middle of the stem, elliptic-oblanceolate, acute to acuminate leaves grading above into 1 to 2, erect, lanceolate, sterile bracts that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, glabrous, 20" to 44" [50 to 90 cm] long, lax, to 8 flowered inflorescence with a 5.8 to 8.8" [14.5 to 22 cm] long rachis and lanceolate, acute floral bracts.


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