Habenaria limprichtii Schltr. 1919 SECTION Macroceratitis

Photo by Tripetch P.

partial shade Cool Cold LATE spring summer

Common Name Limpricht's Habenaria [German Plant collector in China 1900's] - In China Kuan Yao Ge Yu Feng Hua - In Thailand Ua pak foi

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Yunnan China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in forests, thickets and grasslands at elevations of 1900 to 3500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid-ellipsoid to oblong, fleshy tubers giving rise to an erect, terete, stout stem carrying 4 to 7, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, acuminate to acute, amplexicaul into the base leaves without sterile bracts that blooms in the late spring through summer on an erect, 2 to 8" [5 to 20 cm] long, loosely 3 to 20 flowered inflorescence with a 2 to 6.8" [5 to 17 cm] long rachis carrying ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, basal ones about as long as the ovary floral bracts

This species is within a group of similar orchids consisiting of H davidii, H arietina, H intermedia, H triquetra, H yueana, H mairei and H pectinata which all have trilobed lips with the two lateral sides with fringe.

Synonyms Habenaria oligoschista Schltr. 1919; Habenaria pectinata var. limprichtii (Schltr.) Pradhan 1976; Kryptostoma limprichtii (Schltr.) Szlach. & Olszewski 1998; Kryptostoma oligoschistum (Schltr.) Szlach. & Olszewski 1998; Ochyrorchis limprichtii (Schltr.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodomus Schlecheter 1919; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodomus Schlecheter 1919 as H oligoschistga; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnanad 1959 as H oligoschista auct non Schltr. fig 32 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 as H oligoschista corrections; Orchids of India Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 as H pectinata var limprichtii; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Tun 2014 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;