Habenaria polyodon Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl Drawing by Joseph

Flower Drawing

Drawing by Pradhan

Part shade Cold LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Many Toothed Habenaria

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern India in the Nilgiri Hills at elevations of 2000 to 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an oblong tuber giving rise to an erect, short, stout leafy stem carrying 3 to 7, ovate-lanceolate, acute-acuminate, basally clasping leaves abruptly grading to bracts above that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, to 4" [10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with foliaceous, cymbiform, lower one langer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white flowers

Synonyms Habenaria fimbriata Wight 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgris Joseph 1987 drawing fide;