Habenaria heyneana Lindl. 1835 SECTION Commelynifoliae Kraenzl 1893

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Common Name Heyn's Habenaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southwestern India as a miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with 1 to 2 somewhat ovaoid to oblong-ovoid, tubers giving rise to alternately imbricating, to subdistichous, to distichous, thin to coriaceous, narrowly oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, rarely ovate, acute often mucronate leaves that blooms in the late spring and fall on a terminal, erect, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, rarely dense, secund to subsecund, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with longer or shorter than the flowers, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria candida Dalzell 1850; Habenaria glabra A.Rich. 1841; Habenaria heyneana var. subpubens (A.Rich.) Pradhan 1979; Habenaria subpubens A.Rich. 1841

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 Drawings fide; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 as Habenaria heyneana var. subpubens; Orchids of Nilgris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007;

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