Habenaria luceana Aver. 2010

Type Drawing Photo & Drawing by Averyanov and The Hoa Lan Vietnam WebSite

Part Shade Hot Fall

Common Name Luce's Habenaria

Flower Size .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm]

Found in Cambodia and Vietnam in open forests and woodlands on rocky slopes at elevations of 150 to 250 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with a cylindrical tuber giving rise to an erect stem carrying 4 to 6, in the lower part of the stem, grading to ascending to adpressed bracts above, elliptic, acute, shortly mucronate leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, glabrous, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with 4 to 5, green, cuneate bracts and narrowly cuneate, attenuate, finely papillose margined, as long as to slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;