Habenaria petelotii Gagnep.1931 SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl

Photo by Lanfu Wang and The Native Orchids Website


Photo by Leonid Averyanov and Han Loa Vietnam Website


Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

partial shade Hot Cold Spring Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name Peteloti's Habenaria - In China Lie Ban Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.32" [3 to 3.3 cm]

Found in south China, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam in forests along valleys at elevations of 300 to 2700 meters as a medium sized, hot to cold growing terrestrial with oblong, fleshy tubers giving rise to an erect, terete to stout, stem carrying 5 to 6, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate apically contracted below into the amplexicaul sheathing base leaves and with many bract-like leaves above that blooms in the spring, summer and early fall on an erect, 4 to 13.2" [10 to 33 cm] long, laxly 5 to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Kew adds Habenaria hosokawae Fukuy 1934 as a synonym of this species but If I have the 2 determinations correct then they are 2 separate species.

Synonyms Habenaria pseudodenticulata Hand.-Mazz. 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore Generale de Indo-Chine Volume 6 Gagnepain 1934; Contributions to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;