Habenaria reflexa Blume 1825 SECTION Commelynifoliae Kraenzl 1893

Photo by © Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Side View of Flower

Photo from © Seidenfaden 1992

Full Shade Hot Cool LATE Summer fall

Common Name or Meaning The Back-Bent Habenaria

Flower Size .16" to .4" [6.5 to 1 cm]

Found in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Java and Sumatra in evergreen forests, scrublands and grasslands at elevations of 125 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with 3 to 6 , clusterd in the lower third of the stem, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, mucronate, gradually narrowing below in to the petiolate base leaves and grading above into 5 to 9, suberect, lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, mostly hairy margined sterile bracts that blooms in the late summer and fall on an erect, 4" to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, lax, 1 to many flowered, hairy inflorescence with the rachis being 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long and carrying lanceolate, acute floral bracts

Synonyms Habenaria murtonii Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Materials for a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1907 as H murtonii; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing ok?; Flora Of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections photo fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Woods & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Checklist of Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Saw and Chung 2017;