Habenaria godefroyi Rchb.f. 1878 Photo by Tripetch P. and Trekking Thai Website

partial shade Hot Warm LATEspring EARLY summer

Common Name Godefroy's Habenaria [French Trader in South East Asia 1800's]

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in evergreen oak forests at elevations of 250 to 900 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 2 to 3, cauline, scattered in the lower half of the stem, narrowly elliptic-oblong, subacute leaves grading above into 2 to 4, semi-erect to spreading, narrowly lanceolate, sterile bracts that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 12 to 14,4" [30 to 36 cm] long, lax 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with a 2 to 3.8" [5 to 12 cm] long, rachis and lanceolate to ovate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Kryptostoma godefroyi (Rchb.f.) Olszewski & Szlach. 2000; Ochyrorchis godefroyi (Rchb.f.) Szlach 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Flore Generale de Indo-Chine Volume 6 Gagnepain 1934; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bild 70 Hft 1 Contributions to the flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; Contributions to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand 2 Vaddhanaphuti 2009 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide