Habenaria truncata Lindl. 1835

Photo by Phillip Cribb and Arkive Website

Full shadeCool SummerEARLIER Fall

Common Name The Truncate Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in central and eastern Madagascar in grasslands and rocky outcrops at elevations around 1200 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2 to 8, ovate-lanceolate leaves grading into bracts above that blooms in the summer and earlier fall on a terminal, erect, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence with as long as the flowers floral bracts and carrying green flowers with a yellow green lip


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;