Habenaria kingii Hook.f. 1890 Drawing by Williamson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebSite

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

Flower Size

Found in Perak Malaysia around limestone areas and is close to H reflexa but differs in the 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 ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchidaceae Holttum 1953 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide