Habenaria trichosantha Lindl.1835 SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl

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Common Name The Hairy Flowered Habenaria

Flower Size .8" to 1.8" [ 2 to 2.7 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Myanmar and Thailand on sandy soils in pine and deciduous oak forests at elevations of 1680 to 1830 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with globose tubers giving rise to a leafy, bracteate above stems carrying 2 to 3, towards the base, distant, basally clasping, lanceolate-ovate, acute to apiculate, sessile and clasping base leaves grading above to spreading to suberet, linear-lanceolate, acuminate sterile bracts that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, glabrous, racemose, 8.4 to 24" [21 to 60 cm] long, subdensely 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence with a 2 to 3.12: [5 to 7.8 cm] long rachis carrying lanceolate, acuminate-caudate, minutely pubescent marginally floral bracts

Synonyms Fimbrorchis trichosantha (Lindl.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Tun 2014 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Myanmar Kurzweil & Lwin 2014 photo fide;