Habenaria cephalotes Lindl. 1835 SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl Photo by Siddarth Machado and The Flora of India WebSite

Drawing Drawing by Wight and The Plant Illustration WebSite

Fragrant partial sun Cold Summer

Common Name The Head-Shaped Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in southern India at elevations of 2000 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with2, oblong tubers giving rise to an erect, slender stem with 2 to 3 sheaths towards the base and carrying about 3, at the middle of the stem, short, broad,ovate-elliptic, acute to apiculate, basally clasping leaves grading abruptly to bracts towards the apex that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 5.2 to 10.4" [13 to 26 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminte, erect floral bracts and carrying fragrant, white, shortly stalked flowers.

Synonyms Plantaginorchis cephalotes (Lindl.) Szlach.2004

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