Habenaria szechuanica Schltr. 1924 SECTION Diphyllae Kraenzl.

Drawing by Zhang Taili

Part shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Sichuan Habenaria [A province of southern China]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in northwestern Sichuan and northwestern Yunnan provinces of China in forests at elevations of 2900 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with subglobose to ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect to ascending, terete, finely papillate-hairy stem carrying 2, nearly opposite, basal, horizontally spreading, broadly ovate to orbicular, slightly fleshy, 5 to 7 green veined, shortly acuminate to acute apically, obtuse rounded, abruptly narrowed and amplexicaul basally leaves taht blooms on a terminal, erect, rachis finely papillate-hairy, 1.6 to 4.8" [3 to 12 cm] long, 3 to 7, often secund flowered inflorescence with linear to lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying yellowish green flowers.


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 fide;