Habenaria spathiphylla J.J.Sm. 1928 TYPE Drawing by © J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Spatula Shaped Leaved Habenaria

Flower Size .49" [1.27 cm] long

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 1800 metrs as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with close set stem carrying spathulate to obovate, shortly triangular-acuminate, apicualte, reticulate veination leaves that blooms an an erect, terminal, peduncle to [47 to 52 cm] long, rachis to [16 to 22.5 cm] long, laxl;y many flowered inflorescence and carrying mostly light green but the sepals are dark green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3, 10: 5 J J Smith 1928; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001