Habenaria hosseusii Schltr. 1906 Photo by Tripetch P..

Another Flower Photo courtesy of David Kuehn.


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

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Thailand 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, elliprtic-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 .

Synonyms Kraenzlinorchis hosseusii (Schltr.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 Drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 3 1969; 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 good; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide