Habenaria malintana (Blanco) Merr. 1918

Plant and Flowers in situ Thailand Photos by Tripetch P.

Part sun HotCool Summer Fall

Common Name The Malinta Habenaria [An area in the Philippines?] - In China Nan Fang Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size 1.1" [2.6 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Lesser Sunda Islands and the Philippines in deciduous, seasonal evergreen and pine forests and grasslands at elevations of 300 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with fleshy, ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect, terete, stout stem carrying 3 to 4, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute to acuminate apically, amplexicaul below into the base leaves grading above into 5 to 11, erect, lanceolate, acuminate, bract-like leaflets that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, 18" to 30.8" [45 to 77 cm] long, densely to more than 10 flowered inflorescence with a 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long, rachis carrying narrowly lanceolate, ciliate floral bracts.

Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 cites H pelorioides as a synonym, I have left them separate for now.

Synonyms Habenaria dentata f. ecalcarata (King & Pantl.) Tuyama 1966; Habenaria dentata subsp. ecalcarata (King & Pantl.) Panigrahi & Murti 1999; Habenaria dentata var. ecalcarata (King & Pantl.) Hand.-Mazz. 1936; Habenaria geniculata var. ecalcarata King & Pantl. 1898; Kraenzlinorchis malintana (Blanco) Szlach. 2004; *Thelymitra malintana Blanco 1837

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1954 drawing ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok?; 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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