Habenaria panigrahiana S.Misra 1981

Photo by Ambika Prasad Research Foundation - APRF?

Collection sheet

Collection Sheet by S Misra

Full shade Warm Summer Fall

Common Name Panigrahi's Habenaria [Indian expert on Classical Odissa Dance died 1997]

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in eastern India in moist deciduous forests in shade at elevatons of 650 to 800 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with generally globose to rarely ellipsoid tubers giving rise to a cylindric, leafy from the base upwards, erect stems carrying 6 to 8 broad, alternate, membraneous, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, undulate margins, veins and veinlets conspicupus, narrowing below into the base leaves, that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, racemose, 4.87 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, laxly 8 to 10 flowered inflorescnece with foliaceous, lanceolate, acuminate, 3 veined, subfalcate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Habenaria panigrahiana S Misra, A new Distributional Record; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 as H panigrahiana var parviloba drawing fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018;