Habenaria rariflora A.Rich. 1841 SECTION Habenaria Photo by The Hindu Magazine

Partial shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Rarely Blooming Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in south western India [Kerala] at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, short stem carrying 2 to 3, radical, basally clustered, narrowly lanceolate to oblong leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, 1 to 5+ flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing hmm; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007