Habenaria lamii J.J.Sm. 1929 Drawing by Van Royen

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name Lam's Habenaria [Dutch Botanist Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size

Found on New Guinea in montane grasslands at elevations of 3200 to 3300 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a short stem carrying widely spaced, small, erect-patent, ovate, acuminate, undulate, keeled beneath, rigid leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, peduncle 4.8 to 5.6" [12 to 14 cm] long, with 4 tubular, long acuminate bracts, rachis angular, glabrous, 2.4" [6 cm] long, laxly 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence with erect, strongly adpressed to the ovary, trongly concave, rhombic, lonf acutely acuminate, 3 nerved floral bracts and carrying very small, strongly incurved flowers .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 14 338, pl. 41, 1 J J Smith 1929 Drawing fide; A Guide to the Monocotyledons of Papua New Guinea Part 4 Orchidaceae [in Part] Howcroft 1984; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Checklist of Papusian Orchids Ormerod 2017;