Habenaria furcifera Lindl. 1835 SECTION Commelynifoliae Kraenzl 1893

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Common Name The Fork-Carrying Habenaria - In China Mi Hua Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found from Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, lower India, Nepal, western Himalayas, Pakistan, Myanmar and Thailand and Yunnan China in forests and forest margins at elevations of 10 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial orchid with a fusiform tuber giving rise to a glabrous stem with imbricating, tubular basal sheaths and carrying 3 to 5 clustered in the basal third, oblong-ovate, to ovate-elliptic, acute, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, 5.6" to 11.2" [14 to 28 cm] long, laxly several to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Habenaria furcifera var hollaniana Pradhan 1976; Habenaria hamigera Griff. 1844; Habenaria modesta Dalzell 1850; Habenaria ovalifolia Wight 1851; Habenaria tenuicornis Wall. ex Hook.f. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing okish; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing good; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as H ovalifolia; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos another flower fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo hmm

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