Habenaria perrottetiana A.Rich 1841 Photo by J Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name Perrotteti's Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in southwestern India in grasslands at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 1 to 2 oblong tubers giving rise to an erct stem enveloped towards the base by 4 to 5 tubular sheaths, carrying towards the middle 5 to 7, lanceolate-ovate, amplexicual, acute- acuminate leaves taht blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, racemose, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, secund, several flowered inflorescence with large, cucullate, foliaceous, imbricate, broadly ovate, acute, shortly acuminate, progressively shorter above, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow green, large flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria lutea (Wight) Benth. 1881; Platanthera lutea Wight 1844

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Nilgris Joseph 1987 drawing fide;