Habenaria monadenioides Schltr. 1916 SECION Bilabrella

Photo by Jean Michel Hervouet

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing of Plant and Flower

Drawing by Perrier and TheSwiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Monadenium-Like Habenaria [a type of Euphorbia - succulent like plant]

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in central Madagascar on rocky quartzite outcrops at elevations of 1400 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with an erect stem carrying 6 to 9, suberect, lanceolate, acute, grading smaller above leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, cylindrical, rachis to 6" [15 cm] long, uniformly densely many flowered inflorescence with elliptical to lanceolate-acuminate, as long as the pedicel floral bracts carrying glabrous, white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Specierum Nova. Regni Vegetabilis Band 33 Schlechter 1925; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Du Puy, Hermans, Cribb & Bosser 2007; A Field Guide tothe Orchids of Madagascar Hermans & Cribb 2009; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;