Habenaria calcicola Aver. 2010 Photo by Averyanov and Hoa Lan Vietnam WebSite

Fragrant partial sun Cold LATE Spring Summer

Common Name The Limestone Loving Habenaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Vietnam in primary broad-leaved closed wet forest on very steep rocky slopes and cliffs of low remnant mountains composed with highly eroded solid marble-like limestone at elevations of 400 to 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing lithophyte or terrestrial with 3 to 6 radical, elliptic to narrowly obovate leaves grading above to several, narrowly triangular, acute, leaf-like bracts that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, erect, subdense to dense, to 6" [15 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying sweetly fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Turczaninowia 13(2): 42 Averyanov 2010 drawing fide