Habenaria muricata (Schauer) Rchb.f. 1857 Drawing by © Seidendfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot

Common Name The Muricate Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Borneo and the Philippines in shady forests at elevations of 120 to 300 meters as a small sized, hot groiwing terrestrial with a spiny stem carrying 3 to 4, basal, elliptic, acuminate, thin, basally clasping leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, loosely many flowered inflorescence carrying small, greenish white flowers.

Synonyms *Dissorhynchium muricatum Schauer 1843; Habenaria graminea Náves 1880; Habenaria hystrix Ames 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as H hystrix;

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------