Habenaria pantlingiana Kraenzl.1900 SECTION Habenariae

Inflorescence Photo by Hisanori Takeuchi and his Orchid Website

FragrancePart shadeHotTo CoolLATERSummer EARLIERFall

Common Name Pantling's Habenaria [English Botanist and plant Collector in India 1800's] in the Ryukyus - Ryukyu-sagi-so - In China Si Ban Yu Feng Hua - In Thailand Dok nang nuan

Flower Size 1/2" to 1.7" [1.3 to 1.6 cmlong]

Found in the Ryuykus, Taiwan, China Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Nepal and Vietnam in shady places of broad leafed evergreen forests or bamboo forests at elevations of 400 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an ovoid tuber giving rise to an erect, elongate, glabrous stem enveloped in the lower half by tubular sheaths and in the upper half carrying 7, narrowly elliptic to obovate-lanceolate, herbaceous, stem clasping basally leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a terminal, racemose, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long; densely many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, caudate bracts and carrying sweetly fragrant flowers..

Synonyms Habenaria cirrhifera Ohwi 1932; Habenaria longidenticulata Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 spalm; Habenaria longitentaculata Hayata 1914; Habenaria polytrichia (Hook.f.) Pradhan 1979; Habenaria polytrichoides Aver. 1988; Habenaria seshagiriana A.N.Rao 1985; Habenaria stenopetala var. polytricha Hook.f. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as H stenopetala var polytricha drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as H stenopetal var polytricha drawing fide; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 as H polytricha drawing fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide as Habenaria longidenticulata; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide

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