Habenaria longifolia Buch.-Ham. ex Lindl. 1835

Drawing by Seidenfaden and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade Herbarium Jany Renz Website Hot Cool LATER Summer

Common Name The Long Leaved Habenaria

Flower Size .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm]

Found in the western Himalayas, Bangladesh, India and ?Nepal at elkevations of 400 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a slender, erect, leafy stem carrying scattered, erect, conduplicate, linear, acuminate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, terminal, 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with linear, acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white flowers.

Synonyms Plantaginorchis longifolia (Buch.-Ham. ex Lindl.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of North West Himalaya Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015