Habenaria singapurensis Ridl. 1896 SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl

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Common Name The Singapore Habenaria

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and northern Borneo in swamp forests as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with about 12, towards the middle, wideset near the apex, acute, narrowing below into the short, channelled petiolate base leaves grading to bracts towards the apex, that blooms on a terminal, erect, to 4" [10 cm] long, densely several to many flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Habenaria damaiensis J.J.Sm. 1926

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Materials for a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1907; Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3, 8: 35 J J Smith 1926 as Habvenaria damaiensis; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1992 as H damaiensis; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1992; A Checklist of the Orchdis of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as H damaiensis; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood Etal 2001 as H damaiensis; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Checklist of Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Saw and Chung 2017;