Habenaria avana Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl Drawing by Seidenfaden and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name The ? Habenaria

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Myanmar and northern Thailand in old rice fields at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a stout to slender stem carrying 4 to 7, cauline, scatered along the stem, oblong-lanceolate, conduplicate, acute, gradually narrowing towards the apex leaves that blooms on a 4" [10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate to ovate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burman Grant 1895; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide