Habenaria barnesii Summerh. ex C.E.C.Fisch., J.S.Gamble, Fl. Madras: 1887 (1936);
SW. India as per POWO;
Common name: Barnes Habenaria

Habenaria barnesii – addition to efi: 1 image.

Please find attached herewith Habenaria barnessii, a rare endemic endangered Orchid species from Kerala.
Place: Munnar – Kerala
Altitude – 2000m
Habitat: Grassland
Collected during first week of November 2022

I am really sorry for the poor picture quality.
When I tried reducing the size, it became like that.
Please find attached herewith better quality  pictures.
2 images.

Something is pollinating these flowers. Good to find out what!! Could be a very nice study……

A very good suggestion.
I too am interested, however, it is at high altitude in Kerala and nights are terrible.
Thinking that it is a nocturnal pollination.
Still we can go for a try.



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