Habenaria aristulifera Rchb.f. 1855

Collection sheet and drawings by Renz and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade HotWarm

Common Name The Small Spike Carrying Habenaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Philippines in montane forests at elevations around 500 to 600 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a slender stem carrying towards the middle oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, acute leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, racemose, slender, to 8.8" [22 cm] long, laxly 14 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria cumingii Kraenzl. & Schltr. 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol II Ames 1908; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide;