Common name: Comb Habenaria
 
Distribution: Pakistan to China (S. Yunnan)
 
Present below is a basic key to differentiate these four species, which we had prepared for Orchids of Uttarakhand.

Lip not trilobed……………… xxxxx
Lip trilobed:
   Side lobe of the lip pectinate:
      Mid lobe longer than side lobe………………………….…..…..H. pectinata
      Mid lobe shorter than side lobe
         Spur longer than ovary
            Petals gibbous an outer edge.………………………………..H. arietina
            Petals not gibbous………………………………………….. H. intermedia

        Spur shorter than ovary…………………………………..……..H. ensifolia
  Side lobes of lip not pectinate ………………… xxxx


 

Habenaria pectinata D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal.: 24 (1825).
Synonyms:
Orchis pectinata Sm., Exot. Bot. 2: 77 (1806), nom. illeg.
Kryptostoma pectinatum (D.Don) Olszewski & Szlach., Ann. Bot. Fenn. 37: 299 (2000).
Ochyrorchis pectinata (D.Don) Szlach., Richardiana 4: 55 (2004).
Habenaria ensifolia Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 321 (1835).
Habenaria pectinata subsp. ensifolia (Lindl.) Soó, Ann. Hist.-Nat. Mus. Natl. Hung. 26: 373 (1920).
Ochyrorchis ensifolia (Lindl.) Szlach., Richardiana 4: 53 (2004).
Distribution: Pakistan to China (S. Yunnan)

Good Shot … Is it also occurs in Himalaya region


ORCHIDACEAE Fortnight: Haberaria pectinata from Uttarakhand DSR_23: Attachments (2). 4 posts by 4 authors.

Habenaria pectinata (J.E.Sm.) D.Don is a less common Habenaria found in temperate parts of Uttarakhand.

Photographed in Kali valley near Garba Dhar area in Pithoragarh District, Uttarakhand 


Yes very cute Habenaria pectinata.


Re: Orchidaceae: Habenaria pectinata D.Don :  3 posts by 2 authors.

pectinata is for the pectinate or comb like margins of the side lobes.
Though this can be found in many other species of Habenaria.


WOW ..it was like  trip to garden of Habenarias…lovely …thanks:):)… i have taken all to my laptopnow i have got big orchid collection :):)


 

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Habenaria pectinata D.Don : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)- around 500 kb each. 

Location: Pilot Baba Ashram, Suryabinayak, Nepal  
Date: 29 July 2018
Elevation: 5000 ft.
Habit : Wild


Very pretty. Yes Habenaria pectinata!!

Look around for other species if you go a bit higher! 

 

 
 

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