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

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Seidenfaden

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, slender stem carrying from the base up, 3 or more leafless clasping sheaths and then 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 overall, rachis from 5.6 to 8.8" [14 to 22 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 ; *Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchioideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing ok