Habenaria paradiseoides J.J.Sm. 1932 Photo by Ong Poh Teck and Biological Diversity Clearinghouse Mechanism Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot

Common Name The Paradise-like Habenaria

Flower Size 3/4" [1.85 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Sumatra in lowlands at elevations around 140 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a very short stem carrying 6 to 8, basal, linear, gradually narrowing towards the apex, apiculate leaves that blooms on an erect, 6.2 to 9" [15.5 to 22.5 cm] long, laxly to 12 flowered inflorescence with 7 to 10, decreasing in size from the base bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Checklist of Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Saw and Chung 2017;