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 .6" [1.5 cm]

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; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing/photo fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 photo fide; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018;