Habenaria fargesii Finet 1902

Drawing by Wu Zhanghua

Part Shade Cool LATERSummer

Common Name Farges' Habenaria [English Missionary in China 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Sichuan, northern Chongqing and sotheastern Gansu provinces of China in forests along valleys at elevations of 1400 to 3000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid to oblog tubers giving rise to an erect to ascending, terete, slender, finely papillose-pubescent stem carrying 2 nearly opposite, basal leaves and 1 to 3 bract-like leaflets above, the basal spreading horizontally, adaxially with yellowish white markings, ovate-orbicular to orbicular, slightly fleshy, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the amplexicaul base leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, finely papillose-pubescent, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, 4 to 9 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, much shorter than the ovary, acuminate floral bracts and carrying yellowish-green flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China, Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China, Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide;