Habenaria linguella Lindl.1835

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Common Name The Small Tongued Habenaria [refers to the small lip]- In China Po Shen

Flower Size .6 [1.5 cm]

Found in Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan and Yunnan provinces of China, Hong Kong and Vietnam in forests and grasslands in full sun at elevations of 500 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with fleshy tubers giving rise to an erect, terete, glabrous stem carrying 3 to 4, narrowly oblong to narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul base leaves grading to 3 to 9, bract-like leaflets above that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, 1" to 2.4" [2.5 to 6 cm] long, densely 9 to 20 flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, ciliate floral bracts.

Synonyms Centrochilus gracilis Schauer 1843; Habenaria acuifera var. linguella (Lindl.) Finet 1901; Habenaria chrysantha Schltr. 1921; Habenaria endothrix Miq. 1861; Habenaria simeonis Kraenzl. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; The Genera of Orchidceae in Hing Kong Hu 1977; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;