Habenaria elongata R.Br. 1810 Photo by Burleigh Park Orchids Website

Drawing Drawing by Lewis Roberts and Wikimedia Website

Fragrance Part sun Hot Warm summer

Common Name The Elongate Habenaria - In Australia - The White Rein Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in the Lesser Sunda Islands, New Guinea and Queensland Australia at elevations of sea level to 400 meters in open woodlands and among grass on exposed coastal bluffs, headlands and islands as a large to giant sized, hot growing terrestrial with 2 to 4, basal, blue green to mid green leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 12 to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, 8 to 20 flowered inflorescence and carries faintly fragrant flower in the early evening.

Synonyms Habenaria elongata var. leptophylla Renz 1987; Habenaria leptophylla (Renz) D.L.Jones 2002; Habenaria millari F.M.Bailey 1891; Habenaria mutica Span. 1841

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Checklist of Papusian Orchids Ormerod 2017; Checklist of Papusian Orchids Ormerod 2017 as H leptophylla;