Habenaria luquanensis G.W.Hu 2015 Photo by G.W. Hu and HABENARIA LUQUANENSIS A NEW SPECIES FROM CHINA Phytotaxa 238 (2) 2015 Magnolia Press, The Reasearch Gate Website

Part shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Luquan County Habenaria [A division of Yunnan Province of China where the type was collected]

Flower Size .5 to .56" [1.25 to 1.4 cm]

Found in Yunnan Province of China in deciduous broad-leaved forest at elevations of 2100 to 2200 meters as a small to just medium sized, coold growing terrestrial with unlobed, oblong to ellipsoid, fleshy tubers giving rise to and erect, terte, slender, glabrous stem carrying a loosely arranged rosette of oblong-lanceoalte, acute, 5 to 7 veined, adaxially green, abaxially pale green with a yellowish white mid vein, cuneate below into the amplexicaul base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long overall rachis 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, somewhat dense, 10 to 16 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, 1/3 to 1/2 the length of the ovary floral bracts.

Similar to H delavayi but it has 3 to 6 densely arranged, basally obtuse rounded leaves and a lip which is deeply 3 lobed nearly to the base with linear and cuneate lateral lobes. Also similar to H finetiana but it has cauline leaves, longer floral bracts and petals that form a hood with the dorsal sepal and a lip which is 3-lobed only in the upper half and has rhombic, serrate lateral lobes, a spur which is slightly shorter than or nearly as long as the ovary, and the central rostellum lobe not clearly visible.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytotaxa 238 (2) G W Wu 2015 Magnolia Press https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286477632_Habenaria_luquanensis_Orchidaceae_a_new_species_from_Yunnan_China drawing/photos fide