Habenaria janellehayneiana Timothy C. Choltco, Brett Moloney & Gary Yong Gee 2017 H rhodocheila Complex

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers Photos by © Gary Yong Gee

Part shade Hot Fall

Common Name Janelle Hayne's Habenaria [Refers to the co-author, Brett Moloney’s mother Janelle Hayne of New South Wales, Australia]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Phitsanulok Province in northern Thailand often growing on moss covered rocky areas surrounding seasonally affected waterways at elevations of 200 to 500 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing lithophyte with a discoid, fleshy, flattened, duck foot tuber giving rise to an erect, shprt stem carrying 4 to 6, in a rosette, thin, glabrous, sessile, lanceolate, acute-acuminate, 7 veined, keeled, dark green, veins sometimes darker green as to appear lightly tesselated, slightly wavy, thin margin leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, slender, bilaterally compressed, dark green to reddish tinged, 2" [5 cm] long, 2 to10 flowered inflorescence carrying the resupinate, showy, porrect, non-fragrant flowers mostly held to one side.

Over the years several new species have been cut out of H rhococheila and include H erichmichaelii, H roeblinii and H xanthocheila.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *OrchideenJournal Vol 5 #4 Timothy C. Choltco, Brett Moloney & Gary Yong Gee 2017 Photo Fide ; Orchids [AOS] Vol 87 No 6 2018 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #3 2019 photo fide;