Habenaria lobbii Rchb.f. 1876

Plant and Flower in situ

Photo by © André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full Shade Hot Cool Winter Spring Summer

Common Name or Meaning Lobb's Habenaria [English Orchid Collector in SE Asia 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Borneo in lowland limestone hills and lower montane mossy forest at elevations of 100 to 1100 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with thick, fleshy, wooly hairy roots and 4 to 6 aranged at the base, occasionally one on the inflorescence, lanceolate, acuminate, attenuate to the sheath, somewhat fleshy, undulate margin, conspicuous midrib dorsally, 7 main nerved leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on an erect, 15" to 42" [37 to 85 cm] long, lax, 12 to 22 flowered inflorescence with ovate-elliptic, long-acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Fimbrorchis havilandii (Kraenzl.) Szlach. 2004; Habenaria havilandii Kraenzl. 1898; Habenaria marmorophila Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as H marmorophila photo fide; A to Z of SE Asian Orchid Species O'Byrne 2001 as H marmorophylla photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Woods 2003 drawing/photo fide