Habenaria perrottetiana A.Rich 1841

Photo by J Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Cold LATE Summer Fall

Common Name Perrotteti's Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in southwestern India in grasslands at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 1 to 2 oblong tubers giving rise to an erct stem enveloped towards the base by 4 to 5 tubular sheaths, carrying towards the middle 5 to 7, lanceolate-ovate, amplexicual, acute- acuminate leaves taht blooms in the late summer and fall on an erect, terminal, racemose, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, secund, several flowered inflorescence with large, cucullate, foliaceous, imbricate, broadly ovate, acute, shortly acuminate, progressively shorter above, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow green, large flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria lutea (Wight) Benth. 1881; Platanthera lutea Wight 1844; Plectoglossa perrottetiana (A. Rich.) K. Prasad & Venu. 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Nilgris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 as Plectoglossa perrottetiana; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018 as Plectoglossa perrottetiana;