Habenaria balimensis Ormerod 2011 Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade CoolSpring

Common Name The Balim? Habenaria

Flower Size .6" [1,5 cm]

Found in western New Guinea in grassy forests edges at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrrestrial with an erect, terete, lower half with tubular sheaths, leafy above stems carrying 5, ovate, basally clasping acute, leaves taht blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, glabrous, peduncle to 3.6" [9 cm] long, with 2 sheathing scales, 6.1" [15.2 cm] long, rachis 2.48" [6.2 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchadian 16: 517 Omerod 2011 drawing fide