Habenaria suaveolens Dalzell 1850SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl

Photo by Rahul Prabhu Khanolkar and the Flowers of India Website

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Common Name The Mildly Fragrant Habenaria - 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, basally clustered, papillose, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, rigid, ribbed, .8 to 6" [2 to 15 cm] long, 2 to many flowered inflorescence with oblong, acuminate, decreasing in size above floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers

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

Synonyms Habenaria panchganiensis Santapau & Kapadia 1957; Habenaria variabilis Blatt. & McCann 1932; Plantaginorchis suaveolens (Dalzell) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966; Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 as Habenaria panchganiensis Drawing fide; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing hmm; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 as H panchganiensis; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007;

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