Habenaria kingii Hook.f. 1890 Photo by Azhar Ismail and his Fickr Orchid Photo WebSite

Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden

partial shade Warm Cool

Common Name King's Habenaria [English Director of Royal Botanical Garden in Calcutta late 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Thailand and Perak Malaysia around limestone areas at elvations around 960 to 1550 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial that blooms on a 12" [30 cm] long inflorescence, a dorsal sepal that is .24" [6 mm] long, lateral sepals with .24" [6 mm] long upper edges and a similar width, the petals are narrower and blunt, the lip has a midlobe that is not as strongly bent as in H reflexa and the anther canals are not projecting more than .16" [4 mm].


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Materials for a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1907; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchidaceae Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; Checklist of Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Saw and Chung 2017;