Habenaria polyschista Schltr. 1905 Drawing by Howcroft

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

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

Part shade Warm

Common Name The Many Cleft Habenaria [Refers to the lip]

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in primary rainforests at elevations around 650 meters as a large to giant sized, warm growing terrestrial with an eret stem carrying basal, suberect, lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, to 24" [60 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts and carrying pale green with a yellow lipped and spurred flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria ramosa R.S.Rogers & C.T.White 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The 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 drawing; Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Checklist of Papusian Orchids Ormerod 2017;