Habenaria shweliensis W.W.Sm. & Banerji 1914

Collection sheet by A Roger courtesy of Kew's Plants of the World Online Website

Common Name Shweli's Habenaria [Scottish Botanist early 1900's] - In China Zhong Mian Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size

Found in southwestern Guizhou and northwestern Yunnan provinces of China on grassy slopes at elevations of 1300 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an ellipsoid tuber giving rise to an erect, terete, stem carrying 4 to 7, somewhat clustered below, elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate, lanceolate to oblong, thin textureed, acute, contracted below intothe amplexicaul base leaves and 3 to many bractlike leaves above that blooms in the summer on an ercdt, terminal, 4 to 6" [10 to1 15 cm] long, 14 to 30 flowered inflorescnce with oovate-lanceolate, acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok;