Habenaria coultousii Barretto 1981 Photo by Barretto and the Chinese Virtual Herbarium

Common Name Coultousi's Habenaria [Hong Kong Orchid Enthusiast and Discoverer of species current]- In China Xiang Gang Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Hong Kong in forests along valleys in rich loam and humus at elevations around 300 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with oblong, fleshy tubers giving rise to an erect, terete, slender stem carrying 3 to 4, near the middle, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate apically, contracted below into the amplexicaul sheath base leaves and 2 to 3, bract-like leaves above that blooms in the fall on an erect, 2" [5 cm] long, 2 to 9 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, concave, often longer than the ovary, long acuminate apically floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide;