Habenaria medusa Kraenzl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 16: 203 (1893).

Fimbrorchis medusa (Kraenzl.) Szlach., Orchidee (Hamburg) 55: 490 (2004).

Distribution: Malesia

Wow! Very apt name. Medusa : A lady monster in Greek mythology having her head covered with radiating poisonous snakes instead of hair. The resemblance of the flower to Medusa head must have prompted the person who gave the name to the taxon..!!

Hahaha yes,,, Medusa word is related to that character.



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