Collected from, Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad District, Kerala
– Kindly refer the .pdf attached here.
– So the spur is 1.5-3 times longer than ovary according to santapau & Kapadia.
– The spur in your plant too appears almost 3cm. Check the specimen with the key. Sub-radical leaves should be the characteristic feature to sort down easily.
“sepals less than 5mm; stems to 30cm; Lip much longer than sepals, with a linear midlobe and broad oblique sidelobes of same length; spur green, 15-25mm, longer than ovary (with pedicel); Fl- Nov Dec” — description as per An Excursion Flora of Central TN by K.M Matthew, 1991
– I have checked it with the description available in “Orchids of Nilgiris by Joseph”. The spur is nearly equal to the length of the ovary, which is about 1 cm only. According to his description spur is considerably longer than
– read the type description in Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants by Lindley.
It means, “SPUR ARCHED, FILIFORM, PENDULOUS, BEAKED AND LONGER THAN OVARY“.
Very rarely in these plants, spur keeps on growing after blooming. secondly, I have seen this plant so many times, even in the bud condition, spurs are longer as in my picture….
But yes, we cant decide from one pic, as it can be just a deformity. So keep your specimen with you and next time look at it again in the field and if this character is there, then either its a different species or variety altogether or its something which we are not thinking of!!
identification no. 250811sn3: Please tell me which Habenaria is this?
Flowers of both Habenaria grandifloriformis and Habenaria rariflora are very much similar.
if leaf flat on ground, its H. grandifloriformis
Yes, as … says the former has 1-2 ovate leaves lying flat on ground and the latter has 2-5 oblong leaves on the stem. From just the flower this is H. rariflora because of midlobe of lip broader and lateral lobes longer than midlobe. In H. grandifloriformis the midlobe is narrow and lateral lobes equal the midlobe. The former has finished flowering in July while the latter may be finishing now. In any case description of whole plant helps others to know the plant better.
I have seen such flowers in H. grandifloriformis too, so wait for the leaf character from …
identification no011011sn1: Please tell me which Habenaria sp. is this.?
Looks like Habenaria rariflora but leaves needed to confirm.
You had sent a query few days back for similar looking flower. [efloraofindia:78188] This flower also looks same. Habenaria grandifloriformis
i guess H. grandifloriformis…. but ya as … said leaf foto required to confirm.
ID Please, Pic Taken in Parambikulam Tiger Reserve: I am a new member to this group. Apart from interest I have very little knowledge on flowers.
I am from Chennai so most of my floral photos will be taken in and around chennai, Also from Kerala where i used to go for trip often.
This Picture I have taken in Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Kerala. I didnt have any pic with leaves on it!!!
Flower posted by you looks like some “Habenaria sp.” (Orchidaceae family)??
Thank you for the picture of a ground Orchid from Parambikulam.
To confirm the id up to species level we need more characters related to the plant such as plant size time of flowering etc.
Would you please upload a picture with its leaf and complete inflorescence.
Further when viewing the picture you have uploaded I could see a vague image.
I too think that this is Habenaria. Kindly consider my request to share more information related to the plant and more pictures, if available.