Habenaria lindleyana Steud. 1840

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Common Name Lindley's Habenaria [John Lindley English Botanist and Taxomonist 1800's] - In Thailand Wan khao nieo, Nang ua noi, Ueang din, Nang krai, Nang kraitua phu, Nang tai tua phu, Ueang dok het khon, Nang tai noi, Proa dok

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4 cm]

Found in [some cite Malaysia?] Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in seasonal evergreen, deciduous, pine and bamboo forests at elevations of 10 to 900 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial needing a dry winter rest with a rosette of 3 to 6, basal, ovate, acute to acuminate, mucronate leaves grading above into 4 to 12, spreading to erect, lanceoalte, acute to acuminate sterile bracts that blooms in the late summer and fall on a terminal, erect, glabrous, 6 to 20" [15 to 50 cm] long, semi dense to lax, 2 to 25 flowered inflorescence with a 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long rachis carrying lanceolate, acuminate flroal bracts and has successive opening flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria columbae Ridl.1900; Habenaria latifolia Lindl. 1835; Habenaria macroptera Gagnep. 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as H coumbae fig 27 drawing good; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; 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 fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide

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