Habenaria erostrata Tang & F.T.Wang 1936 Drawing by Seidenfaden



Common Name The Non-Beaked Habenaria

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm] wide

Found in Thailand and Vietnam in grasslands at elevations around 50 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with stems carrying 4 to 5, cauline, scattered on the lower stem, lanceolate-oblong, acute, mucronate leaves grading above into to 7, erect to spreading, lanceolate, acuminate, margins shortly hairy sterile bracts that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, glabrous, 14.4 to 17.2" [36 to 43 cm] long, semi-dense, 8 to many flowered inflorescence with a rachis of 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] and lanceolate, acuminate, margins shortly hairy floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchioideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide