Habenaria lobbii Rchb.f. 1876

Plant and Flower in situ Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full Shade Hot Cool Winter Spring Summer

Common Name or Meaning Lobb's Habenaria [English Orchid Collector in SE Asia 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Borneo in lowland limestone hills and lower montane mossy forest at elevations of 100 to 1100 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with thick, fleshy, wooly hairy roots and 4 to 6 aranged at the base, occasionally one on the inflorescence, lanceolate, acuminate, attenuate to the sheath, somewhat fleshy, undulate margin, conspicuous midrib dorsally, 7 main nerved leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on an erect, 15" to 42" [37 to 85 cm] long, lax, 12 to 22 flowered inflorescence with ovate-elliptic, long-acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Fimbrorchis havilandii (Kraenzl.) Szlach. 2004; Habenaria havilandii Kraenzl. 1898; Habenaria marmorophila Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as H marmorophila photo fide; A to Z of SE Asian Orchid Species O'Byrne 2001 as H marmorophyla photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Woods 2003 drawing/photo fide