Habenaria holotricha Gagnep. 1931 SECTION Medusiformes Kraenzl


Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Tripetch P. and the Thai Nature Website

Part shadeWarmCool LATE EARLIER

Common Name The Completely Hairy Habenaria

Flower Size 1.1 to 1.52" [2.6 to 3.8 cm]

Found in Thailand and Laos in deciduous forests in limestone crevasses at elevations of 900 to 2000 meters as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 6 to 10, cauline, scattered all along the middle of the stem, elliptic-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, mucronate leaves grading above into 6, the lower spreading, above erect, lanceolate, acuminate sterile bracts that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on an erect, to 3'4" [100 cm] long, semi-dense, many flowered inflorescence with a 12.4" [31 cm] long rachis with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Medusorchis holotricha (Gagnep.) Szlach.2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore Generale de Indo-Chine Volume 6 Gagnepain 1934 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as H andamanica non hkr.f; Tidsskrift bd 68 hft 1 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand V Seidedenfaden 1973 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; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; 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