Habenaria alta Ridl. 1885 SECTION Pentaceras [Thou] Schlechter 1915


Photo by Grunenwald Gilles

Part shade CoolColdSummerFall

Common Name The Tall Habenaria

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in Madagascar in humid, mossy, evergreen forests and shady humid granite rocks at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with elongated tubers giving rise to an erect, robust stem carrying towards the middle, 8 or so, obovate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, terminal, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying green flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Specierum Nova. Regni Vegetabilis Band 33 Schlechter 1925; 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 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;