Habenaria barnesii Summerh. ex C.E.C.Fisch. 1936 Drawing by Joseph

Flower Drawing Drawing by Pradhan

Part shade Cool Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Many Toothed Habenaria

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in southwestern India in the Niligiri Hills at elevations of 1500 to 2100 meters as a cool growing terrestrial with a ovoid tuber giving rise to a slender, erect, leafy stem carrying 2 to three lower sheaths, 2 to 3 lanceolate to narrowly oblong, sharply acute, narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a terminal, sub-secund, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with broadly lanceolate, acute-acuminate, shorter than the flower floral bracts carrying flowers with a yellow spur, green sepals and yelolowish green petals.

Synonyms Habenaria fimbriata Wight 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgris Joseph 1987 drawing fide;