Habenaria malintana (Blanco) Merr., Sp. Blancoan.: 112 (1918) (syn: Habenaria dentata var. ecalcarata (King & Pantl.) Hand.-Mazz. ; Habenaria dentata f. ecalcarata (King & Pantl.) Tuyama ; Habenaria dentata subsp. ecalcarata (King & Pantl.) Panigrahi & Murti ; Habenaria geniculata var. ecalcarata King & Pantl. ; Habenaria luceana Aver. ; Habenaria pelorioides C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. ; Kraenzlinorchis malintana (Blanco) Szlach.; Odisha cleistantha S.Misra ; Odisha cleistantha subsp. flabellata S.Misra ; Pecteilis malintana (Blanco) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones; Thelymitra malintana Blanco);
Central Himalaya to S. China and Indo-China, Philippines, East Timor: Assam, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
Terrestrial. Whole plant about 30 to 65 cm in height. Lower part of stem sheathed, middle leafy and upper part bracteate. Leaves 4 to 6 cm long, oblong to elliptic, 5 nerved, the base of the leaf narrowed into a long tubular sheath. Spike 4 to 7 cm long, laxly flowered. Flowers white. Sepals sub-equal, broadly ovate, acute, spreading, the lateral pair sub-erect. Petals narrowly oblong, sub-acute, curved inwards, shorter than the sepals. Lip as long as the sepals, lanceolate, always curved upwards. Spur totally absent. Stigmas united.
Flowering Season: September
Semi tropical forests, at an altitude between 1500 to 2200 ft.
(Attributions: Naresh Swami as per India Biodiversity Portal)
SK 3876 11 October 2023 – Orchidaceae: 4 very high res. images.
One of the forms of Habenaria pelarioides.
Habenaria pelarioides on the contrary is a deformed form of Habenaria dentata and both of them have so many fake names from India, China, Vietnam. Indians also made a fake genus Odisha.
Additions to the orchid flora of Laos and taxonomic notes on orchids of the IndoBurma region
Habenaria pelorioides C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 30: 139 (1874)
Sorry for the confusion. Actually, this synonymy was also done by me.