Habenaria sagittifera Rchb.f. 1845

Inflorescence and plant in situ Japan Photos by Mr Ponpoko.


Common Name The Arrow Carrying Habenaria - In Japan mizu-tonbo (meaning: swamp dragonfly orchid)

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Japan and China in lowland swamps as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with usually paired, small, ovoid tubers giving rise to a rather slender, elongate stem carrying a few, narrowly linear, acutish leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on an erect, loosely 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with narrowly ovate, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Fimbrorchis oldhamii (Kraenzl.) Szlach. 2004; Fimbrorchis sagittifera (Rchb.f.) Szlach. 2004; Fimbrorchis tosaensis (Makino) Szlach. 2004; Habenaria linearifolia var. brachycentra H.Hara ; Habenaria oldhamii Kraenzl. 1893; Habenaria sagittifera f. brachycentra (H.Hara) M.Hiroe 1971; Habenaria tosaensis Makino 1892

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Band 65 Orchidacearum Sibiriae Enumerato Kranzlin 1931; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965;