Habenaria delavayi Finet 1902 SECTION Diphyllae Kraenzl

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Leaves Photo © by Artemisia and the China Plant Website

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Photo © by Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History 2003 and their Kanagawa Museum Website


Common Name Delavay's Habenaria [French Missionary and Plant Collector 1800's] - In China Hou Ban Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Sichuan, Guaizhou and Yunnan provinces of China in forests, shady areas of grassy forests and shrubby grasslands at elevations of 1500 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with oblong to ovoid, fleshy tubers giving rise to an erect, terete glabrous stem with 1 to 2 basal, tubular sheaths and carrying 3 to rarely 4+, dense basal rosette, orbicular to ovate, slightly fleshy, obtuse to acute apically, obtuse rounded and abruptly narrowing into the amplexicaul base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, 2.4 to 6" [6 to 15 cm] long, loosely 7 to 20 flowered, racemose inflorescence with lanceolate, half the length of the ovary, arisitate apically floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Habenaria yunnanensis Rolfe 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo collection sheet; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos not; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;