Habenaria tosariensis J.J.Sm. 1905 SECTION Multipartitae

Plant and Flower in situ Java Photos by J.B. Comber and TheSwiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrant Part shade 3 Cold Summer

Common Name The Tosari Habenaria [An area of eastern Java]

Flower Size

Found in central and eastern Java at elevations of 2000 to 2800 meters as a large to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with about 5, linear-lanceolate, sessile, pleated, all along the stem, middle largest leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 20" [50 cm] long, to 50 flowered inflorescence carrying nocturnally honey scented fragrant flowers

This species and H multipartita are very similar but this orchid usually comes from higher altitudes and generally is a much larger plant with a to 8" longer rachis and up to 50 flowered inflorescence. This species also has a pinched hood while H multipartita has a wide open hood and this species has a side lobe of the lip that has a main branch that has filiform side branches all emanating from the same side much like a comb has.

Synonyms Kryptostoma tosariense (J.J.Sm.) Szlach. & Olszewski 1998; Ochyrorchis tosariensis (J.J.Sm.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide;