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.

Location: Chobhar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Date: 24 September 2023
Elevation: 1340m. 
Habit: Wild
Habenaria malintana (Blanco) Merr. ??

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.

POWO, CoL, IPNI and WFO have no mention of this sp. and could not be  retrieved with this name.
However, they have mentioned this as a syn of malintana. Only GBIF has this name retrievable.
By the ebay you have described this sp as syn of malintana viz.
Additions to the orchid flora of Laos and taxonomic notes on orchids of the IndoBurma region
Enclosing herbarium images from Nepal also!

Yes sorry

Now the accepted name is Habenaria malintana
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.


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