Habenaria setifolia Carr 1935 SECTION Guilleminii


Photo by Lamb/ Drawing by Chan Chew Lun

Part shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Leaf Bristle Habenaria [Refers to the seta [bristle] at the apex of the leaf]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Borneo near Mt Kinabalu in hill forests usually near streams at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a medium to giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with subterreanean tubers giving rise to an erect, stout stem carrying 15 to 25, clustered in a whorl towards the apex, obovate, oblong-ovate to obovate-elliptic, shortly scuminate with an apical seta leaves taht blooms in the winter on an erect, terminal, peduncle 5 to 8" [12.5 to 20 cm] long, with 3 narrowly elliptic, acuminate sheaths, rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with narrowly elliptic, long-acuminate, spreading floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim and J J Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide