Habenaria simplex Kraenzl.1882Photo by the MOBOT Madagascar Website

Part sun Cool Spring

Common Name The Modest Habenaria

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in central & south central Madagascar in grass amongst rocks at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying narrowly lanceolate, acute leaves and sparse, cauline sheaths and blooms in the spring on an erect, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Habenaria deanscowaniana Hermans 2007; Habenaria ichneumoniformis Ridl. 1886; Habenaria stricta Ridl. 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing as H stricta; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide