Edgeworth’s Habenaria • Hindi: ऋद्धि Riddhi • Tamil: Riddhi • Malayalam: Riddhi • Telugu: Riddhi • Kannada: Riddhi • Sanskrit: ऋद्धि Riddhi; 









VOF Week: Orchid along “Govindghat-Ghangaria Trail”: I had seen this terrestrial orchid around 40 cm in height along “Govindghat-Ghangaria trail”. Looks like some Platanthera sp.
Family: Orchidaceae.
Date/Time: 10-08-2012 / 12:30PM.
Habitat: Wild, On grassy slope
Plant Habit: Herb

Platanthera edgeworthii probably.

I agree with …. I think it’s Platanthera edgeworthii (Hook.f. ex Collett) R.K.Gupta, Fl. Nainital.: 349 (1968).
Syn. name Habenaria edgeworthii Hook.f. ex Collett; Platantheroides edgeworthii (Hook.f. ex Collett) Szlach; Habenella edgeworthii (Hook.f. ex Collett) Szlach. & Kras-Lap.
Distribution: Himalayas, Pakistan, and Nepal in scrub on open hillides at elevations of 1200 to 3600 m.

This is Platanthera edgeworthii (syn- Habenaria edgeworthii)







VOF Week: Orchid for id from a meadow..:  This was quite common along the trek…. hope to get identification… shot from a sloping meadow on the Ghanghariya-GGhat Trek..

I think its Platanthera latilabris Lindl. please send a closeup of flower (front view).

Thanks … for this lead….I fear I do not have that kind of picture..I may request … to send some better pics, he surely must have….if any other member is having…upload is requested…

This is Platanthera edgeworthii.

Sir, I am always confused with Platanthera….. yes its Platanthera edgeworthii….

Look at the spur!! Latilabris has straight!!!




Orchid for id: Sending photos for id of an orchid taken at Helang enroute towards Badrinath on 16th August 2012

This is Platanthera edgeworthii a highly medicinal plant.





Vof week: Platanthera edgeworthii from way to Ghangriya:

Platanthera edgeworthii from way to Ghangriya
Pls Validate

Yes sir, Platanthera edgeworthii. A typical spur with flowers facing downwards. It comes in yellow and greenish yellow colors.




VoF Week: 19092012 BS 22 Orchid for id from Ghangriya: This small Orchid was shot near Helipad in Ghangriya

Habenaria edgeworthii

Yes sir its Platanthera edgeworthii; syn. name Habenaria edgeworthii




This terrestrial orchid was shot from a grassy slope in Chakrata area, was quite frequent..
last 2 pics from VOF..
I hope this is rightly identified as Habenaria edgeworthii

Please give opinion..

Yes this is Habenaria edgeworthii.


Orchidaceae fortnight :: Habenaria edgeworthii:: SMP 08 :  1 image. 5 posts by 5 authors.

Habenaria edgeworthii
Not from western ghats but from Himalayas : Pangot
This is the last from my collection of Habenarias
Pangot is a village in Nainital district in Uttarakhand, India

yes typical Habenaria edgeworthii.

Highly medicinal.

Thanks a lot … for beautiful pictures, we are lucky to encounter this twice in Himalayas, once en route valley of flowers, then very recently in Chakrata… if I am right in identifying..



ORCHIDACEAE Fortnight: Orchid for ID from Uttarakhand DSR_9 :  Attachments (2).  4 posts by 4 authors.

I think this should be Habenaria edgeworthii (Platanthera edgeworthii). One very close ally is Platanthera latilabris. 

Thanks … for showing this….. we also got this from Chakrata and Valley of Flowers… will share my pics..

My pictures of this are from Binsar in Jun.

Platanthera edgeworthii (Hook.f. ex Collett) R.K.Gupta, Fl. Nainital.: 349 (1968).
Habenaria edgeworthii Hook.f. ex Collett, Fl. Siml.: 504 (1902).
Platantheroides edgeworthii (Hook.f. ex Collett) Szlach., Richardiana 4: 106 (2004).
Habenella edgeworthii (Hook.f. ex Collett) Szlach. & Kras-Lap., Richardiana 6: 35 (2006).
Distribution: Pakistan to Himalaya 

Nice and Clear Shot … I think commonly called as Ridhi in Ayurveda

Habenaria edgeworthii from Valley of Flowers and Chakrata

Yes Habenaria edgeworthii



Orchidaceae Fortnight:: Platanthera edgeworthii | Chakrata : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors. 

Chakrata, Uttarakhand
Aug., 2013

Lovely Closeup…

I had seen this terrestrial orchid around 40 cm in height along “Govindghat-Ghangaria trail”. 
Bot. name: Platanthera edgeworthii
Family: Orchidaceae.
Date/Time: 10-08-2012 / 12:30PM.
Habitat: Wild, On grassy slope
Plant Habit: Herb

Wonderful pics.
Yes Platanthera edgeworthii.



Platanthera latilabris var.? ABAUG01/02 : 5 posts by 3 authors. 3 images.

Another orchid from my yesterday’s walk. … had helped identify another similar orchid from here as Platanthera latilabris. This one looked very similar but had distinctly more yellow to it. Please advise if it is the same species, a variation or another distinct species. 

On Mcleodganj-Triund trek, HP
2500m approx.
31 July 2016

No this is Platanthera edgeworthii (=Habenaria edgeworthii). Spur goes up and curves down like monkey tail. Latilabris spur is much shorter than this.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *