Habenaria khasiana Hook.f. 1890

Photo by Tripetch P. and the Thai Nature Website

Another Flower Photo by . Trekking Thai Website

partial shade Hot Cool summer

Common Name The Khasia Hills Habenaria [An Area of northeastern India]

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] [excluding the side lobes of the lip]

Found in Assam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam in dipterocarp and pine forests as well as savannahs at elevations of sealevel to 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3 to 5, basal, grass-like, erect to suberect, linear-oblong, acute, mucronate leaves grading above into erect, lanceolate, acuminate sterile bracts that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, glabrous, 2.8 to 12" [7 to 30 cm] long, lax, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with a .8 to 4" [2 to 10 cm] long, rachis carrying, lanceolate, acuminte floral bracts

Synonyms Habenaria graminea Lindl. 1835; Habenaria graminifolia Gagnep.1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore Generale de Indo-Chine Volume 6 Gagnepain 1934 as Habenaria graminifolia; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as H graminifolia fig 22 drawing good; Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle % No 71 Seidenfaden 1972 as H graminifolia; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; Checklist of Papusian Orchids Ormerod 2017;