Habenaria finetiana Schltr. 1919 SECTION Habenariae

Photo by Li Jianwu

Drawing Photo by and Orchid Society Of China Website


Common Name Finet's Habenaria - In China Chi Pian Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in western Sichuan and northwestern and central Yunnan provinces of China in forests and grasslands at elevations of 2000 to 3500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with oblong, fleshy tubers giving rise to an erect, glabrous stem carrying 2 to 3, below the middle, cordate to ovate, acute leaves and grading into 1 to 4 bract-like leaves above that blooms in the later summer and early fall on an erect, 1.5 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, nearly as long as the ovary, acuminate apically floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria geniculata var. yunnanensis (Finet) Finet 1901; Habenaria miersiana var. yunnanensis Finet 1898; Habenaria peyentsinensis Kraenzl. 1921; Habenaria tienensis Tang & F.T.Wang 1936; Plantaginorchis finetiana (Schltr.) Szlach. 2004

ReferencesW3 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 ok