Habenaria amplifolia Cheeseman 1901

Photo by Gerald McCormack and The Cook Islands Bishop Museum WebPage Deep shade warm

Common Name The Leafy Habenaria - in the Cook Islands The Rarotonga Ground-Orchid

Flower Size

Found on Cook Island [Rarotonga] in the Pacific Ocean in shaded forested ravines near streams at elevations around 250 meters and is seriously endangered as a large to giant sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying in the central part, elliptic-lanceolate to obovate, acuminate leaves that blooms on an erect, to 40" [10 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceoalte, acuminate bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; LANKESTERIANA 11(2), Whistler & Cribb 2011 photo fide