Habenaria vidua E.C.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874

Plant in situ Thailand

Plant in situ Thailand

Photos by Tripetch P. and the Thai Nature Website


Common Name The Widowed Habenaria [refers to the lack of some petals]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Myanmar and Thailand in limestone crevasses in full to partial sun in evergreen to deciduous forests at elevations of 740 to 1800 meters as a miniature to medium sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte with an erect stem carrying 2 to 5, cauline, ina cluster at the stem base, elliptic-oblanceolate, subacute, mucronate, glabrous, margins often shortly hairy leaves grading above to 1 to 3, spreading to erect, lanceolate, acute to acminate sterile bracts that blooms in the late spring through early fall on an erect, terminal, 4 to 14.4" [10 to 36 cm] long, hairy and elongate papillate, lax, 4 to 10 flowered inflroescence nwith a 1.6 to 8.4" [10 to 21 cm] long rachis carrying lanceolate, acuminate, glaberous, shortly hairy floral bracts.


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; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand 2 Vaddhanaphuti 2009 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Myanmar Kurzweil & Lwin 2014 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;