Habenaria hosseusii Schltr. 1906

Photo by Tripetch P.

Another Flower

Photo by David Kuehn.


Common Name Hosseus's Habenaria [Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Thailand and Myanmar in primary and secondary deciduous forests at elevations of 50 to 900 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3 to 9, cauline, scattered in the lower half of the stem, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, mucronate leaves grading above into 3 to 10, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, margins shortly hairy sterile bracts that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, 10.8 to 22.4" [27 to 56 cm] long, lax, 8 to 14 flowered inflorescence with a 1.2 to 7.2" [3 to 18 cm] long rachis with acuminate, lanceolate, margins shortly hairy floral bracts that are the length of the ovary and pedicel.

There are 3 species considered to be very similar and refered to as the H hosseusii group, H hosseusii from Thailand, H dentirostrata from Laos and Myanmar and H mandersii occuring from Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

Synonyms Kraenzlinorchis hosseusii (Schltr.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore Generale de Indo-Chine Volume 6 Gagnepain 1934; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 corrections; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 3 1969; Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle % No 71 Seidenfaden 1972; 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; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 60: 55 Kurzweil 2008 ; 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; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Tun 2014 photo fide;