Golden Yellow Habenaria • Marathi: पिवली हबेआमरी Pivali habe amri;
Habenaria furcifera is a much taller plant, in vegetative condition, leaves are slightly scattered and you will not find a prominent margin on the leaf, whereas in Habenaria marginata, leaves are clustered on the ground with distinct white margin. In flowers, obviously furcifera is much taller with totally green flowers, labellum is three lobed with filiform lobes centre pointing forward and side lobes pointing backwards. In H. marginata the flower is perfect golden yellow much shorter than furcifera and bigger too. The labellum is three lobed which are not filiform, and the tip of side lobed curled inwards giving a spiral look or rounded


Habenaria Marginata found near Mumbra hills,Thane ,Maharashtra : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
While clicking some grass flowers i found this Beautifull ground orchid in grass and muddy area
At Mumbra hills,Thane Mahrahtra

Habenaria marginata
small herb in grassy and muddy area on slopes
Sept 2013
Mumbra hills, Thane, Maharashtra

Orchidaceae Fortnight: Habenaria marginata : AVD03 :  Attachments (2). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Habenaria marginata
Photographed near Talegaon Mahrashtra.

My darling among the Habenarias 🙂 

Orchidaceae fortnight :: Habenaria marginata :: Sonavale :: DV22 :  5 images. 8 posts by 6 authors.
Habenaria marginata Colebr.
at Sonavale on 14 OCT 12  

Beautiful pics and one of my favourites among Habenaria. Thanks so much for sharing.

I have observed this in many places around Pune. Somehow becoming less common due to large scale construction activity.
A large patch of Military area was covered with so many plants last year is now due for construction activity 🙁
Another observation is the exact season of flowering: first fortnight of Oct for last 4 years. I checked the dates of every years photographs.


Orchidaceae fortnight :: Habenaria marginata :: SMP 03 : 3 images. 5 posts by 5 authors.

Habenaria marginata
Pune outskirts.
The only Habenaria with Yellow colour. 

My pretty darling Habenaria again.
Thanks for sharing.
Looks so golden !!!


Habenaria marginata Colebr. in W.J.Hooker, Exot. Fl.: t. 136 (1824).
Platanthera marginata Lindl. ex Wall., Numer. List: n.º 7038 (1832), nom. nud.
Habenaria promensis Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 320 (1835).
Habenaria flavescens Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 150 (1890).
Habenaria fusifera Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 147 (1890).
Orchis clavata B.Heyne ex Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 150 (1890).
Habenaria marginata var. flavescens (Hook.f.) T.Cooke, Fl. Bombay 2: 721 (1907).
Habenaria aurantiaca Rolfe ex Downie, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 418 (1925).
Distribution: Indian Subcontinent to China (S. Yunnan)

The only Habenaria with yellow colour…???

No sir, there are many more habenarias like H. leptoloba, H. rhodocheila, H. linguella etc.


Orchidaceae Fortnight : Habenaria marginata : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Habenaria marginata

Mumbra/Kalwa Hills near Thane, Maharashtra
October 2013

Yes Habenaria marginata!!

Habenaria marginata is a common ground orchid growing on grassy slopes in Uttarakhand.
Photographed in Alaknanda valley at about 1000m altitude in a pine forest.

wonderful pic.

ORCHIDACEAE Fortnight: Habenaria digitata (possibly) : Attachments (1). 7 posts by 5 authors.
Habenaria digitata Lindl. 
Amboli, Shindudurg District
Nov. 2010

I think this is habenaria marginata

it is Habenaria marginata
{Only Habenaria having yellow colour (Of course after H.caranjensis)}

Yes Habenaria marginata.


ORCHID FOR ID FROM UTTARAKHAND (2) : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).

Please help in id this orchid,
: Herb, to 15 cm, stem fleshy.
: About 1600 m asl.

Habenaria marginata

yes it seems to be Habenaria marginata


Presenting few images of Habenaria marginata (Orchidaceae)

Ref-1: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=3034&cat=1

Ref-2: flowersofindia 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Terrestrial, Dry deciduous forest floor 

Sighting: Near Hassan, Karnataka, about 900 msl 

Date: 04-10-2016

Beautiful images of Habenaria marginata. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Strange to see that the plants are flowering in October!!


DV :: 14 OCT 12 – 0834 :: terrestrial orchid near Rampur, Murbad: Ganapati Gadadin Murbad region, trail: 600 – 1650 ft asl

Date & time: October 14, 2012 at 8.34am
Altitude: about 950 ft asl
Habitat: under-cover, gentle slope, hill
Habit: herb about 25 cm high, flower 10 – 15 mm across

This is Habenaria marginata.
Probably the only YELLOW Habenaria in our region.

This is Habenaria marginata.

Nice pics…. The orchid is beautiful too…. This species stands out from other Habenarias…..

Habenaria marginata
Yes probably the only Habenaria which is yellow flowered.
This is the typical season. I checked the dates of all my earlier pictures of this plant and all of them are between 31Sep to 15 oct.


Habenaria marginata Colebr.: 9 very high res. images.
Location: Dailekh, West Nepal
Altitude: 1211 m.
Date: 12 August 2021
Habit : Wild




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