Habenaria longicornu Lindl. 1835 SECTION Habenariae Photo by Sachin Dangat and The Google Forum Groups Website


Common Name The Long Horned Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in southwestern India at elevations around 1700 to 2600 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an ovoid tuber giving rise to an erect, basally few sheathed, leafy stem carrying 4 to 5, usually alternate, sometimes basally crowded, linear-oblong to linear, acuminate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the later summer and fall on an erect, 3.6 to 5.6" [9 to 14 cm] long, terminal, lax, 3 to 9 flowered inflorescence enveloped in the lower half by a few bracts, above narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white, subsessile flowers

Synonyms Blephariglottis longicornu (Lindl.) Raf. 1837; Habenaria decipiens Wight 1851; Habenaria montana A.Rich. 1841; Habenaria montana Wight 1851; Orchis longicornu B.Heyne ex Wall 1832; Plantaginorchis longicornu (Lindl.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing good; Orchids of Nilgris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018 photo Fide;