Habenaria austrosinensis Tang & F.T.Wang 1936 SECTION Commelynifoliae Kraenzl 1893

Photo by David Kuehn

Plant in situ Thailand

Photo by Wins Buddhawong


Common Name The Southern Chinese Habenaria - In China Bao Ye Yu Ffeng Hua

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China and Thailand in damp areas in forests along valleys at elevations of 400 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial orchid with narrowly ellipsoid, fleshy tubers giving rise to an erect, terete, stout, pubescent stem carrying 3 to 5, below the middle, narrowly elliptic to oblong-oblanceolate, relatively thin, acuminate apically, contracted below into the amplexicaul sheathing base leaves and grading above into 9 to 13, bractlike leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, pubescent, 3.6 to 5.6" [9 to 14 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, shorter than the ovary, ciliate, acuminate apically floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; 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;