Habenaria longicorniculata J.Graham 1839 SECTION Habenaria

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Drawing by Matilda Smith, Fitch and Hooker

Fragrant Part Shade Warm CoolSummer Fall

Common Name The Small Horned Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in India and Sri Lanka in lateritic plateaus and grassy slopes at elevations of 800 to 1900 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 1 to 2, unequal, ovate to ellipsoid tubers giving rise to 3 to 10, basally clustered, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, terminal, peduncle to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, to 34" [85 cm] long, 1 to 4 [usually 2] flowered inflorescence with semi-amplexicaul, ellitpic-lanceolate, acute to subacuminate, minutely pappilate floral bracts and carrying slightly fragrant, white and green flowers

Synonyms Habenaria gracilis Rchb.f. 1865; Habenaria longecalcarata A.Rich.1841; Habenaria longicalcarata var. viridis Blatt. & McCann 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 Drawings fide; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing/photo fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 photo fide