Habenaria nematocerata Tang & F.T.Wang 1940

Drawing by Wu Zhanghua and The Flora of China Website

Part shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Worm Like Spur Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in southwest Yunnan province China in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a terete stem enveloped basally by 3 to 4 near basal, 6 to 8 bract-like above, narrowly obong, narrowly elliptic to narrowly spatulate, papery, acute to acuminate, attenuate below into the amplexicaul sheath leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, 4 to 7.2" [10 to 18 cm] long, loosely 15 to 30 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, much shorter than the ovary, aristate apically floral bracts and carrying pinkish white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Flora of China Vol 25 Zheng, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zheng, Raven and Deyuan 2010 drawing fide