Habenaria rostellifera Rchb.f. 1878 Photo courtesy Of Dechakij Chulakit

Orchid Collage Photo courtesy Of David Kuehn


Common Name The Rosy Habenaria - In China Chi Pian Po Shen - In Thailand Ya man pu

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam along rice paddies or in abandoned fields on grassy slopes, open areas of deciduous forests at elevations of sealevel to 1100 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with 2 to 4, cauline, scattered in the lower half of the stem, oblong-oblanceolate, acute, mucronate, basally clasping leaves grading to above 5 to 11, suberect, lanceolate, acuminate, shortly hairy margined sterile bracts that blooms in the late spring through early fall on an erect, terminal, 6.2 to 20" " [16 to 50 cm] long, 5 to 17 flowered inflorescence with a to 2" [5 cm] long rachis carrying lanceolate, acuminate, shortly hairy margined floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria hancockii Rolfe 1896; Habenaria roseata Ridl. 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 3 1969; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as H roseata drawing fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing 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