Habenaria iyoensis (Ohwi) Ohwi 1936

Plant and Flowers in situ Japan Photos by Hisanori Takeuchi and his Orchids of the World Website

Common Name The Whip Carrying Habenaria - In China Yan Po Yu Feng Hua

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Japan and Taiwan on rocky slopes and in sparse forests at elevations below 700 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with an oblong, fleshy tuber giving rise to several, in a basal rosette, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, 18" [45 cm] long, light green laxly several flowered inflorescence with floral bracts enveloping the pedicel.

Synonyms Habenaria minor Fukuy. ex Masam. 1974; Habenaria rupestris T.P.Lin & T.W.Hu 1976; Habenaria taiwaniana T.P.Lin 2001; Peristylus iyoensis Ohwi 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide;