Habenaria cephalotes Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. 322 1835. (Syn: Plantaginorchis cephalotes (Lindl.) Szlach.);
Nilgiris: Orchid for identification 031112MK02:
Please help me to identify this orchid found on grasslands of high altitude.
Leaf: up to 10cm long
Plant height: up to 20cm long
Flower: 1cm across
Date: 22 Oct 2012
Place: Western Catchement, Mukruti NP, Nilgiris
Alt.: c 2350 m asl
Could this be Habenaria cephalotes Lindl. ??
Yes its Habenaria but I have no idea is it cephalotes…
This is interesting. Net is too slow so cant download the pics, but yes, this should be Habenaria cephalotes Lindl. and endemic orchid from Western Ghats.
Thanks so much for sharing beautiful pics. I am looking at it for the first time.