Habenaria leandriana Bosser 1969

Photo by Jean Bosser

Full shade Hot LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name Leanderi's Habenaria [French Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in northern and southwestern Madagascar in seasonally dry deciduous forests, woodlands or scrub at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a small to medum sized, hot growing terrestrial with 2 tubers giving rise to 4 to 7, oblong to oblong-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late summer at the end of the rainy season, on an erect, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;