Habenaria roxburghii Nicolson 1976 SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl.

Photo by J.M.Garg and The Wikipedia Habenaria website

FragrantPart ShadeWarm Winter

Common Name Roxburgh's Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in coastal India under bushes and rocky crevices in moist deciduous and dry deciduous forests at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with 3 to 5, rather fleshy, orbicular-elliptic, adpressed to the ground leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying very fragrant flowers

Synonyms Gymnadenia plantaginea (Roxb.) Lindl. ex Wall. 1832; Habenaria platyphylla Spreng. 1826; Habenaria platyphylloides M.R.Almeida 2009; Orchis plantaginea Roxb. 1795; Orchis platyphyllos Willd. 1805; *Orchis roxburghii Pers. 1807; Orchis tenuis Rottler ex Wall. 1832

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 as H platyphylla; ndian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 as H platyphylla drawing good; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing hmm; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 photo fide