Habenaria amplexicaulis Rolfe ex Downie 1925 SECTION Habenaria

Photo by Tripetch P. and the Thai Nature Website


Common Name The Surrounded Habenaria

Flower Size .75" [1.9 cm]

Found in Thailand and Vietnam in mixed and bamboo forests at elevations of 225 to 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, glabrous stem carrying 5 to 9, cauline, scattered along the stem, elliptic-ovate to elliptic-obovate, obtuse to acute leaves grading above into 1 to 4, erect, lanceolate-elliptic, acute sterile bracts that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, lax, 2 to 16 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore Generale de Indo-Chine Volume 6 Gagnepain 1934; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959; Contributions to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;