Habenaria foliosa A.Rich.1841 SECTION Habenaria

Photo by Sachin Dangat and The Google Forum Groups Website


Drawing by Matilda Smith and J D Hooker

Full ShadeWarm Summer

Common Name The Leafy Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in India in semievergreen forests in deep shade at elevations of 400 to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying alternate, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, acute, undulate margined leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, secund, lax, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, several flowered inflorescnece with longer than the flowers, ovate-lanceolate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 as H gibsoni drawing good; Orchids of Nilgris Joseph 1987 as H digitata var gibsonii; Orchids of Nilgris Joseph 1987 as H digitata var foliosa; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as H gibsonii photo hmm; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 photo fide; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018 photo Fide;