Habenaria novaehiberniae Schltr. 1905 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Cool Fall

Common Name The New Ireland Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in the Bismark Archipelago, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu at elevations around 200 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying green tinged with purple, apical rosette, 6 to 7, ovate-lanceolate basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, to 16" [40 cm] long, 12 to 18 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate bracts and carrying whitish green to green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide; A Guide to the Monocotyledons of Papua New Guinea Part 4 Orchidaceae [in Part] Howcroft 1984; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Checklist of Papusian Orchids Ormerod 2017;