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


Photo by Grunenwald Gilles

Part shade CoolColdSummerFall

Common Name The Tall Habenaria

Flower Size

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; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;