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Habenaria triplonema

Habenaria triplonema

Habenaria triplonema Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 9 (1911) 435

Type: Holtze 979 (holo B, lost)

Terrestrial, erect, 30 cm high. Stem at the base c. 3-leaved. Leaves erect-patent, elliptic or lanceolate-elliptic, acute or apiculate, on both sides glabrous, 6-9 cm long, near the middle 1.3-1.7 cm wide. Inflorescence with a few small, distant, bract-like scales, terete, glabrous, straight; rachis rather densely 8-12-flowered, erect, 7 cm long. Floral bracts erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, much shorter than the ovary. Flowers erect-patent, glabrous. Median sepal erect, ovate, subacute, 0.5 cm long. Lateral sepals deflexed, obliquely lanceolate-ovate, subacute, as long as the median sepal. Petals erect, obliquely ovate-lanceolate, rather obtusely acuminate, as long as the median sepal. Lip to near the base 3-lobed, lobes filiform; mid-lobe bent-decurved, 0.8 cm long; lateral lobes pendent, 1.4 cm long; spur filiform, pendent, 2.3 cm long, glabrous, in apical fourth slightly widened. Anther emarginate, with short channels; stigmatophores subulate, much longer than the anther channels; rostellum very small triangular. Ovary cylindrical, glabrous, at the apex subrostrate, including the short pedicel 1.3 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1911).

Terrestrial in lowland grassland.

Malesia (New Guinea), Australia.

Papua New Guinea.

Warm growing terrestrial, keep in light position, requires a dry resting period.

Not known

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Orchidoideae
  • Tribe Orchideae
  • Subtribe Orchidinae
  • Genus Habenaria
  • Species Habenaria triplonema
  • Dockrill, A. W., Austral. Indig. Orchids 1 (1969) 46, fig.

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Habenaria triplonema

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