Habenaria marginata Colebr. 1824 SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl

Photo by Pravin Kawale and The Flowers of India Website

Yellow flower Variety


Full shade Hot Cool Summer

Common Name The Golden Yellow Habenaria - In China Dian Nan Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in China, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar and Thailand in deciduous forests, grasslands and at forest margins at elevations of 100 to 1200 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with small cylindric tubers giving rise to a reduced and sub-scapigerous stem carrying a few sub-radical, sessile, oblong to linear-oblong, yellow margined leaves grading above into 2 to 5, lanceolate, acuminate sterile bracts that blooms in the summer on a 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with many erect, ovate-lanceolate, acute, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria aurantiaca Rolfe ex Downie 1925; Habenaria flavescens Hook.f. 1890; Habenaria fusifera Hook.f. 1890; Habenaria marginata var. flavescens (Hook.f.) T.Cooke 1907; Habenaria promensis Lindl. 1835; Orchis clavata B.Heyne ex Hook.f. 1890; Platanthera marginata (Colebr.) Lindl. 1832

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 drawing ok; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Flore Generale de Indo-Chine Volume 6 Gagnepain 1934 as Habenaria aurantiaca; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as H aurantiaca fig 19 fide; Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 Drawing good; Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 as H marginata var fusifera; Contributions to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975 as H aurantiaca; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing ok; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of North West Himalaya Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing/photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015 photo fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 photo fide; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018 photo Fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;