Habenaria simplex Kraenzl.1882 SECTION Chlorinae Kraenzl. 1892

Photo by P J Cribb and Arkive Website

Part sun Cool Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Modest Habenaria

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in central & south central Madagascar in grass amongst rocks at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying narrowly lanceolate, acute leaves and sparse, cauline sheaths and blooms in the springand early summer on an erect, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Habenaria deanscowaniana Hermans 2007; Habenaria ichneumoniformis Ridl. 1886; Habenaria stricta Ridl. 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Specierum Nova. Regni Vegetabilis Band 33 Schlechter 1925; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as H stricta; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;