Habenaria fordii Rolfe 1896

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flowers

Photos By The China Plant Photo Website


Common Name Ford's Habenaria - In Chian Xian Ban Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size 1.25" [3.2 cm]

Found in Guangdong, Guangxi and southern Yunnan provinces of China in forests or along valleys in damp locations or on soil covered rocks at elevations of 600 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with narrowly elliptic, fleshy tubers giving rise to an erect, stout stem with 4 to 5, basal, tufted, oblong-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acute contracted and amplexicaule below into the base leaves and several, small bract-like leaves above that blooms in the summer on an erect, 3.2" to 6.4" [8 to 16 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok