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Habenaria baeuerlenii

Habenaria baeuerlenii

Habenaria baeuerlenii F.Muell. & Kraenzl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 17 (1893) 488 ('bauerleni')

Type: Baeuerlen s.n. (N. Guinea, Strickland R.) (holo B, lost)

Synonyms:

  • Habenaria chloroleuca Schltr. in K.Schum. & Lauterb., Nachtr. Fl. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. Südsee (1905) 77 (non
    - Type: Schlechter 14704 (holo B, lost)
  • Plantaginorchis chloroleuca (Schltr.) Szlach., Richardiana 4, 2 (2004) 64 (based on later homonym)
  • Habenaria viridialba P.F.Hunt, Kew Bull. 24 (1970) 75 (nom. nov.)
  • Habenaria turneri R.S.Rogers, Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 49 (1925) 254
    - Type: Turner s.n. (Rigo Distr., Papua) (holo BRI)
  • Peristylus turneri (R.S.Rogers) W.Kittr., Bot. Mus. Leafl. 30 (1984, publ. 1985) 95

Roots fleshy, fusiform. Stem erect, terete, 40-60 cm by 4-5 mm, at the base several-leaved. Leaves lanceolate, erect-patent, 17-22 by 2.2-3 cm, apex acute. Inflorescence racemose, 10-15 cm long, rather laxely many-flowered. Floral bracts foliaceous, lanceolate, erect-patent, as long as or shorter than the ovary, apex acuminate. Pedicel with ovary subcylindric, 1.5-1.8 cm long. Flowers resupinated, c. 1 cm wide. Dorsal sepal ovate, 0.5 cm by 3 mm, concave, apex narrowly obtuse. Lateral sepals obliquely ovate, about as long as the median sepal but a little wider, apex narrowly obtuse. Petals linear-subfalcate, forming a hood together with the median sepal, 0.5 cm long, apex obtuse. Lip 3-lobed, spurred; lateral lobes cuneate-rhomboid, 0.5 cm long, at apex 3 mm wide; mid-lobe linear, obtuse, 0.3 cm long; spur cylindric, slightly thickened towards the apex, 1.2 cm long. Column with subtriangular, obtuse rostellum, stigmatophores short, oblong, obtuse, hardly longer than the anther channels. Anther channels short. (After Schlechter, 1905; as Habenaria chloroleuca Schltr.)


Sepals greenish, petals and lip pure white.

Terrestrial in leaf-litter in hill and lower montane forest. Altitude 400-1000 m.

Celebes, Moluccas, New Guinea.

Papua (Indonesia); Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Intermediate growing terrestrial, requires shaded position.

January, February, June, July.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Orchidoideae
  • Tribe Orchideae
  • Subtribe Orchidinae
  • Genus Habenaria
  • Section Plantaginea
  • Species Habenaria baeuerlenii
  • Smith, J.J., Nova Guinea 8, 1 (1909) 4, t. 1, fig. 2, as Habenaria chloroleuca Schltr.
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1911) 13, as Habenaria chloroleuca Schltr.
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 5, fig. 16, as Habenaria chloroleuca Schltr.

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Habenaria baeuerlenii

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Habenaria baeuerlenii

Habenaria baeuerlenii F.Muell. & Kraenzl., drawing N.H.S. Howcroft 107, from Garaina

Habenaria baeuerlenii

Habenaria baeuerlenii F.Muell. & Kraenzl., drawing J.J. Smith

Habenaria baeuerlenii

Habenaria baeuerlenii F.Muell. & Kraenzl., drawing J.J. Smith

Habenaria baeuerlenii

Habenaria viridialba P.F.Hunt, drawing J.J. Smith, from Gjellerup 454

Habenaria baeuerlenii

Habenaria viridialba P.F.Hunt, drawing J.J. Smith, from Bogor cult. (Djibdja) 121h

Habenaria baeuerlenii

Habenaria viridialba P.F.Hunt, drawing J.J. Smith, from Bogor cult. (Djibdja) 121h

Habenaria baeuerlenii

Habenaria viridialba P.F.Hunt, drawing J.J. Smith, from Bogor cult. (Djibdja) 121h

Habenaria baeuerlenii

Habenaria chloroleuca Schltr., from Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 5, fig. 16

Habenaria baeuerlenii

Habenaria turneri R.S.Rogers, herbarium sheet, type specimen BRI