Habenaria mairei Schltr.1919

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FragrantPart shade ColdSummer

Common Name Maire's Habenaria [French Botanist early 1900's] - In China Bang Ju Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in western Hubei, western Sichuan, northwestern Yunnan and southeastern Xizang China in mixed forests or on scrubby and grassy slopes at elevations of 2400 to 3400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with oblong to ovoid tubers giving rise to an erect, rather stout stems and carrying 5 to 7, elliptic-ligulate to oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul below leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, racemose, to 6" [15 cm] long, several to 10 flowered inflorescence with elliptic-lanceolate bracts and rather large, fragrant flowers.

This species is within a group of similar orchids consisiting of H davidii, H arietina, H limprichtii, H triquetra, H yueana, H intermedia and H pectinata which all have trilobed lips with the two lateral sides with fringe. .

Synonyms Ochyrorchis mairei (Schltr.) Szlach 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodomus Schlecheter 1919; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchioideae Seidenfaden 1977; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;