Habenaria alta Ridl. 1885 Drawing by Perrier and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shadeCoolSummerFall

Common Name The Tall Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar in humid, mossy evergreen forests and shady humid granite rocks to 2000 meters as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial with elongated tubers giving rise to an erect, robust stem carrying towards the middle, 8 or so, obovate, acute leaves and blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, terminal, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 Drawing fide, Orchids of Madagascar, Du Puy, Hermans, Cribb & Bosser 2007; A Field Guide tothe Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009