Habenaria macrostachya Lindl. 1835 SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl Drawing by Dassanayake & Fosberg

Drawing and Collection sheet Collection sheet by Rechinger and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebSite

Part ShadeWarm Cool Fall

Common Name The Large Inflorescence Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in India and Sri Lanka in tropical wet, evergreen forests in shade at elevations around 542 to 1250 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped below by shaeths, carrying crowded, from the middle and above, oblanceolate, acute, broadly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, equal to the ovary floral bracts and carrying whitish green flowers with a purple brown lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide