Murugan & Alappatt

Habenaria andamanica Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Medusiformes Kraenzl Photo by Murugan & Alappatt

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Matilda Smith

Part shadeHot toWarm Fall toWinter

Common Name The Andaman Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Andaman Islands as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with globose tubers giving rise to 3 to 4, ovate-lanceolate, acute, sessile leaves crowded towards the middle of the stout stem that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, terminal, racemose, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Medusorchis andamanica (Hook.f.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Hooker's Icones Planetarum 22 [Vol II] Hooker 1894 drawing fide; The Orchids of Burman Grant 1895; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1954; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959; Tidsskrift bd 68 hft 1 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand V Seidedenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing good; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007