Habenaria stenopetala Lindl. 1835 SECTION Habenariae Photo by Orchid Web Blog

Inflorescence Photo by Niranjan Sant Indian Nature Watch Website

Full shadeHot To Cool LATER SummerEARLY Fall

Common Name The Slender Petaled Habenaria - In China Si Lie Yu Feng Hua - In Thailand Ua dok khiao

Flower Size .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm]

Found in Chinese Himalayas, the western Himalayas, Assam, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands in quercus forests and beside roads at elevations of 200 to 2050 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with fusiform tubers giving rise to a thick stem that is sheathed below to the middle and bracteate above the 5 to 8, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a glabrous, 2 to 6.4" [5 to 16 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with membraneous, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, three veined floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria amanoana Ohwi 1956; Habenaria delessertiana Kraenzl. 1897; Habenaria linearipetala Hayata 1914; Habenaria rhynchocarpa (Thwaites) Trimen 1885; Habenaria stenopetala Lindl. plate 324 1835; Habenaria sutepensis Rolfe ex Downie 1925.; Plantaginorchis rhynchocarpa (Thwaites) Szlach. 2004; Platanthera rhynchocarpa Thwaites 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing ok; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as H rhynchocarpa; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide