Habenaria diphylla (Nimmo) Dalzell, Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 2: 262 1850. (Syn: Habenaria ahernii Schltr.; Habenaria aitchisonii var. josephi (Rchb.f.) Hook.f.; Habenaria clarkei Kraenzl.; Habenaria cordata Náves [Illegitimate]; Habenaria diphylla var. josephi (Rchb.f.) N.Pearce & P.J.Cribb; Habenaria humistrata Rolfe ex Downie; Habenaria jardoniana Wight; Habenaria josephi Rchb.f.; Habenaria sutteri Rchb.f.; Liparis diphyllos Nimmo);
photograph for flora photo of the year: Herewith i am sending a photograph for flora photo of the year.
Habenaria diphylla Dalz.
Characters :- Leaves two – basal, raceme 2 to many flowered,flowers greenish white, RET species
Awesome…. just looks like a Mamoth…. with 2tusk and trunk ….
As per … suggestion herewith i am sending entire picture of Habenaria diphylla Dalz.
… yes it has two levaes only………
sometime i really doubt this plant to be diphylla. Originally diphylla doesnt have two leaves. But i dont know experts accept such variation.
I too have got the picture of H. diphylla from Udupi district Karnataka. That plant too had two leaves.
Which is the related species? Is there any difference in the flower of the related species other than number of leaves?
Lobes of labellum are quite variable and then the leaves.
One related species is Habenaria reniformis. But the lateral lobes are not so long and leaves perfectly match. Infact the lateral lobes are sometimes absent too.
ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Habenaria diphylla (Nimmo) Dalzell from Jharkhand, PKS-34 : Attachments (1).
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Habenaria diphylla (Nimmo) Dalzell, Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc.
2: 262 (1850).
Distribution: India to China (S. Yunnan) and Philippines