Habenaria tibetica Schltr.1922

Plant and Flowers

Photos by China Plant Photo Website

Full shadeColdSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Tibetan Habenaria - In China Xi Zhang Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southern Gansu, northeastern Qinghai, western Sichuan, southeastern Xizang and northwestern Yunnan provinces of China in forests, thickets and grasslands at elevations of 2300 to 4300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with subglobose, oblong to ellipsoid, fleshy tubers giving rise to an erect, terete, papillate-hairy stems carrying 2, basal, nearly opposite, spreading horizontally, ovate to orbicular, adaxially 5 to 7 white veined, acute to obtuse, obtuse rounded basally than abruptly narrowing into the amplexicaul base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 1.6 to 4" [4 to 10 cm] long, racemose, papillate-hairy, loosely 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;