Habenaria roxburghii Nicolson 1976 SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl. Photo by J.M.Garg and The Wikipedia Habenaria website

FragrantPart ShadeHotWarm Winter

Common Name Roxburgh's Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in coastal India as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with 3 to 5, rather fleshy, orbicular-elliptic, adpressed to the ground leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying very fragrant flowers

Synonyms Gymnadenia plantaginea (Roxb.) Lindl. ex Wall. 1832; Habenaria platyphylla Spreng. 1826; Habenaria platyphylloides M.R.Almeida 2009; Orchis plantaginea Roxb. 1795; Orchis platyphyllos Willd. 1805; *Orchis roxburghii Pers. 1807; Orchis tenuis Rottler ex Wall. 1832

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; IThe Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 as H platyphylla; ndian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 as H platyphylla drawing good; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing hmm