Habenaria rostrata Wall. ex Lindl. 1835 SECTION Leptoceras Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Inflorescence photo??? Photo by Tour Thai and Han Loa Vietnam Website

partial shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Beaked Habenaria - In China Hui Fang Po Shen - In Thailand Ua Kaem Cham

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in south China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in forests, forest margins and thickets at elevations of 900 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with oblong, fleshy tubers giving rise to an erect, terete, glabrous stem carrying 4 to 5, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute, amplexicaul based leaves and grading above into 4 to 8, bract-like leaflets that blooms in the summer on an erect, nearly corymbiform, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, shorter than the ovary, ciliate, aristate apically floral bracts.

CAUTION I am not at all convinced that the photo determination is correct. Appears to be H rostellifera, please use with caution!! Seidenfaden's darwing seems to be correct.

Synonyms Habenaria acuifera var. rostrata (Wall. ex Lindl.) Finet 1901; Platanthera rostrata Lindl. ex Wall 1832

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide to the drawing

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