Habenaria polytricha Rolfe 1896 SECTION Habenaria Photos by Eric Hunt and Orchid Photo Website

Part shadeHotTo CoolFall

Common Name The Many Haired Habenaria - In China Si Lie Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines in thickets, bamboo forests and broad leaved evergreen forests at elevations of 300 to 1100 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect, glabrous stem enveloped by several tubular sheaths below and 7 to 12, above, oblong-lanceoalte, to oblanceoalte, herbaceous, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, 6 to 18" [15 to 40 cm] long, densely 10 to 40 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, long-acuminate bracts

Synonyms Medusorchis polytricha (Rolfe) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok