Habenaria rhodocheila Hance 1856 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

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Common Name The Red-Lipped Habenaria - in Thailand - Pat daeng, Sang Hin, Lin mangkon - In China Cheng Huang Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

This is a showy, small sized, hot to cool terrestrial or lithophyte growing on mossy rocks in mixed deciduous forests, grassy pine forests or bamboo forests often near streams and waterfalls at elevations of 200 to 1300 meters with bulbous or fleshy roots and a stem with 1 to 2 below and 3 to 4 above, linear-lanceolate, attenuate into a petiole below, acuminate or mucronate at the apex leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall with about 10 flowers on a terminal, to about 2' [60 cm] long, erect, several [10] flowered raceme with long-lasting, color variable flowers and ovate bracts from Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Synonyms Habenaria militaris Rchb.f 1186; Habenaria militaris var. philippinensis Ames 1908; Habenaria pusila Rchb.f 1878; Habenaria rhodocheila subsp. philippinensis (Ames) Christenson 1992; Habenaria rhodocheila var. philippinensis (Ames) Ames in ?.; Habenaria rodgeri W.W.Sm. & Banerji 1914; Habenaria xanthocheila Ridley 1896; Smithanthe rhodochelia (Hance) Szlach. & Marg. 2004; Smithanthe rhodochelia subsp. philippinensis (Ames) Szlach. & Marg. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as H pusilla; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as H pusilla; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 3 1969; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 4 1979 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 6 1982 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 3/227-9 1991 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 4 1991 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as H miitaris photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as H miitaris var aureocheila photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 3 1994 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 2 1998 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 12 1998 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 5 1999 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 9 1999 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 2 2001 photo; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003 as H rhodocheila var philippinense; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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