Habenaria kingii Hook.f. 1890 Photo by Azhar Ismail and his Fickr Orchid Photo WebSite

Drawing Drawing by Williamson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebSite

partial shade Cool

Common Name King's Habenaria [English Director of Royal Botanical Garden in Calcutta late 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Thailand and Perak Malaysia around limestone areas at elvations around 1300 to 1550 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial that blooms on a 12" [30 cm] long inflorescence, a dorsal sepal that is .24" [6 mm] long, lateral sepals with .24" [6 mm] long upper edges and a similar width, the petals are narrower and blunt, the lip has a midlobe that is not as strongly bent as in H reflexa and the anther canals are not projecting more than .16" [4 mm].


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Materials for a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1907; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchidaceae Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchioideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; Checklist of Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Saw and Chung 2017;