Habenaria dichopetala Thwaites 1861 Photo by Imaduwa Priyadarshana

Drawing Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade Hot Warm LATER Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Two Colored Petal Habenaria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Tamil Nadu state of India and Sri Lanka in tropical mixed evergreen forests as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a globose tuber giving rise to an erect, leafy from above the middle stem carrying thin, elliptic, acute to acuminate basally clasping leaves that blooms in the later fall and early winter on an erect, terminal, 6" [15 cm] long, laxly few flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, 3 veined floral bracts and carrying white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide