Habenaria truncata Lindl. 1835 Photo by Phillip Cribb and Arkive Website

Full shadeCool Summer Fall

Common Name The Truncate Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in central and eastern Madagascar in grasslands and rocky outcrops at elevations around 1200 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2 to 8, ovate-lanceolate leaves grading into bracts above that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, erect, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying green flowers with a yellow green lip


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide