Habenaria leptoloba Benth.1861

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Common Name The Narrow Lobed Habenaria - In China Xi Lie Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Hong Kong in humid forests and grasslands at elevations of 200 to 700 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with oblong, fleshy tubers giving rise to an erect, terete, slender stem carrying 3 to 6, lanceolate to linear, acuminate to acute apically, contracted below into the amplexicaul base leaves and grading above into 2 to 5, bract-like leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on an erect, [8 to 14], 8 to 19 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, longer than the ovary, acuminate apically floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genera of Orchidceae in Hing Kong Hu 1977; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide;