Habenaria porphyricola Schltr. 1906

Photo by Tripetch P. and The Trekking Thai Orchid Website


Common Name The Purple ? Living Habenaria

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found in northern Thailand in deciduous forests at elevations around 130 to 700 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with erect stems carrrying 2 to 3, basal, adpressed to the soil, ovate, acute leaves grading above into 3 to 6, erect but apically spreading, lanceolate, acuminate sterile bracts that blooms in the later summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, glabrous, 4 to 9.2" [10 to 23 cm] long, lax, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence with a .8 to 2.6" [2 to 6.5 cm] long, rachis carrying ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts that sometimes have denticulate margins.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide