Habenaria panchganiensis Santapau & Kapadia 1957 SECTION Habenariae

Photo by Rahul Prabhu Khanolkar and the Flowers of India Website


Common Name The Panchgani Habenaria [A Locale in Southern India] - In India - Panchgani Habe-amri

Flower Size .9" [2.2 cm]

Found in southwestern India as a miniature to small sized terrestrial with 1 to 2 oblong tubers giving rise to 3 to 5, elliptic-oblong leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, rigid, ribbed, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence and carrying fragrant flowers

CAUTION I have no way of knowing if this determination is correct so use with caution.

Synonyms Habenaria variabilis Blatt. & McCann 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007;