Habenaria multicaudata Sedgw. 1919 SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl

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Photo by Jalal & Jayanth


Common Name The Many Tailed Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern India in semi-evergreen forests at elevations of 500 to 2200 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying clustered at the middle, elliptic-oblong, acute, tapering basally into a pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, loose, several dflowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, lanceolate, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 Drawings fide; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976; Orchids of Nilgris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 photo fide; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018 photo Fide;