Habenaria dolichostachya Thwaites 1861 SECTION Dolichostachya TYPE for the section Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Long Inflorescence Habenaria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm] long

Found in Sri Lanka in subtropical, montane forests as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an oblong tuber giving rise to an erect, slender, leafless below stem carrying rather distant, oblong-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, held in the middle of the stem, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, stout, channeled, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the flower floral bracts and carrying green flowers.


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