Habenaria vanoverberghii Ames 1915 TYPE Drawing and Collection sheet by Ames and The Filibot Website

Full shadeCool LATER Summer

Common Name Vanoverberg's Habenaria [Belgian Missionary and Plant collector in the Philippines later 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Luzon the Philippines in wet soils at elevations around 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with spheroid to slightly elongate tuber giving rise to an erect, stem carrying 2 to 4, basal, in a rosette, lanceolate, acute, variable in size, sessile leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, terminal, peduncle, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, provided with 2 to 4 adpressed, acuminate, acute, tubular bracts, rachis lax, 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long, 3 to 9 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, narrowly lanceolate, long acuminate floral bracts and carrying green flowers.

Similar to H rosulata but H vanoverbergii has broader leaves, green flowers, a more slender spur and narrower sepals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol V Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philippiniana vol 1 Valmayor 1984;