Habenaria hosseusii Schltr. 1906 Photo by Tripetch P..

Another Flower Photo courtesy of David Kuehn.


Common Name Hosseus's Habenaria [Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Thailand in primary and secondary deciduous forests at elevations of 50 to 900 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3 to 9, cauline, scattered in the lower half of the stem, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, mucronate leaves grading above into 3 to 10, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, margins shortly hairy sterile bracts that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, 10.8 to 22.4" [27 to 56 cm] long, lax, 8 to 14 flowered inflorescence with a 1.2 to 7.2" [3 to 18 cm] long rachis with acuminate, lanceolate, margins shortly hairy floral bracts that are the length of the ovary and pedicel.

Synonyms Kraenzlinorchis hosseusii (Schltr.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 Drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 3 1969; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide