Habenaria grandifloriformis Blatt. & McCann 1932 SECTION Habenaria

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Common Name The Large Flowered Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in southern India in lateritic plateaus and mountain grassy slopes at elevations of 100 to 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing lithophyte with 1 to 2 globose to ellipsoid tubers giving rise to a short stem carrying 1 to 2, basal, flat against the substrate, coriceous, deep grass-green above, pale green beneath, 8 to 12 nerved, subopposite, orbicular-ovate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect, 2 to 8" [5 to 20 cm] long, longitudinally ribbed, few flowered inflorescence and carrying mildly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Habenaria grandiflora Lindl. ex Dalzell & Gibson 1861; Habenaria grandifloriformis var. aequiloba Blatt. & McCann 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 Drawings fide; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 photo fide; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018 photo Fide;