Habenaria glaucifolia Bureau & Franch. 1891 SECTION Diphyllae Kraenzl.

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Photo by Tsi, Chen & Mori


Photo by Holger Perner


Drawing by Szlatchetko

Fragrant Part sun Cool Cold Summer

Common NameThe Glaucous Leafed Habenaria - In China Fen Ye Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas in forests or on grassy slopes at elevations of 2000 to 4300 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with oblong tubers giving rise to a stem carrying 2, at the base, sub-opposite, sub-orbicular to ovate-orbicular, herbaceous, glaucous-green, subsessile leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, racemose, pubescent, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate to ovate floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Habenaria alexandrae Schltr. 1919; Habenaria gnomifera Schltr.1919; Senghasiella glaucifolia (Bureau & Franch.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodomus Schlecheter 1919 as H alexandrae; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodomus Schlecheter 1919 as H gnomifera; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids Zenghong, Qital, Zhizhou, Kalyong and Heng 1993 photo fide; Wild Orchids in China TSi Chen & Mori 1997 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Shaanxi - Shaanxi Science & Technology Press 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Huanglong Perner, Tang Si-Yuan 2007 photos fide; 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 fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;