Distribution: Himalaya to Japan and Pen. Malaysia





Habenaria dentata (Sw.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 4: 125 (1919).
Orchis dentata Sw., Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 21: 207 (1800).
Platanthera dentata (Sw.) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 296 (1835).
Plantaginorchis dentata (Sw.) Szlach., Richardiana 4: 64 (2004). Family: ORCHIDACEAE
Distribution: Himalaya to Japan and Peninsular Malaysia
Current Location: On the hill slopes in Shek Yong, KFBG, Hong Kong.
Camera used: IPHONE4 (I am a poor photographer as I have no other camera right now :P)



Habenaria dentata (Sw.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 4: 125 (1919).
Orchis dentata Sw., Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 21: 207 (1800).
Platanthera dentata (Sw.) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 296 (1835).
Plantaginorchis dentata (Sw.) Szlach., Richardiana 4: 64 (2004).
Distribution: Himalaya to Japan and Pen. Malaysia

Good shots … Just looks like a flying bird..


Orchidaceae Fortnight: Is it Habernaria sp. ? SS_01 :  Attachments (2). 5 posts by 5 authors.

Please identify this species
Location: Churchandpur district, Manipur

Habenaria dentata ?

Yes this is Habenaria dentata.

Orchid ? :  Attachments (1).  5 posts by 5 authors.

Habitat : wild. Habit : herb.


Looks like Habenaria dentata to me.

MS April/2016/24 Habenaria dentata : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Name : Habenaria dentata
Mizo name : Pu-run-di
Location : Chalfilh, Mizoram
Date : 26-09-2015
Habit : Terretrial orchid
Habitat : Wild

Thanks, … Really very nice.

Very beautiful and lot of flowers for single inflorescence.

Thanks a lot for sharing sir.













Habenaria dentata (Sw.) Schltr. (accepted name) : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)
Location: Chobhar Height , Nepal
Altitude:  6400 ft.
Date: 26 September 2016

Very very beautiful images!!

Yes very pretty, Habenaria dentata.



Myanmar Orchid No. 3 : 4 posts by 3 authors.

Habenaria dentata for confirmation

Photo taken on the 23-10-2016 altitude 1540met. In Maing Thauk, Shan State, Myanmar

Yes sir, this should be Habenaria dentata.



MS Oct.,2017/07 Habenaria dentata : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram
Date : 14-10-2017
Habit : Terrestrial herb
Habitat : Wild
Mizo name : Pu-run-di


Very pretty. Was flowering here few weeks back.
Yes Habenaria dentata.

Habenaria dentata (ORCHIDACEAE) from Hong Kong : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)

Habenaria dentata from todays hike in Hong Kong.


love it. i can see flying humanoids esp in number 2 & 3

I suspect this is there in south India with a different name or may be with same name. Lot of troubles in taxonomy of this species.

yes i have seen some pictures from the south, one of the ghats, but am blanking the name/place right now it will come to me sooner or later. someday you will direct a vast botanical organization in india that will classify, organize etc etc the terrestrial and epiphytic etc orchids of the whole of india and it will happen in my lifetime. here’s to hoping

Hahahaha, Thanks too kind of you to say 🙂

There is already an organisation in India to do that, hope they can d something for themselves….



Habenaria dentata (Sw.) Schltr. : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (8) – around 500 kb each.
Location: Chobhar, Nepal
Altitude:  4500 ft.
Date: 21 September 2018
Habit : Wild

Yes Habenaria dentata. Also found in Hong Kong.

New Orchid species endemic to Nepal. : 5 posts by 4 authors.
May be interesting for Orchid lovers.

I am so surprised. Both Calanthe and Habenaria are deformed. The Habenaria is Habenaria dentata’s deformed. Not yet sure about the Calanthe.

I will talk to … when we meet soon, later this month.

does not the editor of Phytotaxa send papers to experts like yourself,

… i am surprised in this review process

for this thread, the paper in this discussion is :

New species of orchids and notes on Orchidaceae of Nepal BHAKTA BAHADUR RASKOTI, RITA ALE


Phytotaxa, 394( number 4), pages  257. to 264



Habenaria dentata (Sw.) Schltr. : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- 3 mb each. 

Location: Chobhar, Kathmandu
Date: 06 September 2019
Elevation: 1401 m.

Habit : Wild 

Attachments (3)- 1, 1 & 4 mb.

Attachments (1)- 6 mb.

Very pretty. Flowering almost over in HK.



Habenaria dentata from Hong Kong : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Habenaria dentata from Hong Kong.

Habenaria dentata (Sw.) Schltr. : 5 images- very high resolution.
Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date:  October 2020 
Elevation: 1350m.
Habitat  : Wild


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