Habenaria tonkinensis Seidenf. 1977

Photos by Averyanov and The Hoa Lan Vietnam Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Seidenfaden

Fragrant Part shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The North Vietnam Habenaria - In China Cong ye yu feng hua

Flower Size

Found in southern Guangxi and southern Yunnan provinces of China, Laos and northern Vietnam in broad-leaves forests at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with oblong tubers giving rise to an erect, terete, stout, glabrous stem carrying 10 to 13, clustered towards the base, linear to linear-lanceolate, contracted basally, acuminate to acute apically, grading above into 5 to 13, bract-like leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, [11 to 21 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, long acuminate floral bracts carrying white, fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchioideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;