Habenaria medusa

Habenaria medusa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Orchideae
SubTribe: Habenariinae
Genus: Habenaria
Species: Hab. medusa
Binomial name
Habenaria medusa
Kraenzl. 1893

Habenaria medusa is a species of genus Habenaria


Plant blooms from spring to summer with many 9 cm wide flowers.

Plant was first described in 1893 by Kränzlin in Botanische Jahrbücher fur Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflantzengeographie.


Plant is found in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi and Sumatra at elevations around 600 meters.


Grow in cool to warm temperatures and shady conditions. It grows well in a loose medium, in particular one with leaf mold, perlite, soil, and sharp sand. Plant should be kept in a deep pot. After leaves drys out with hold watering until new shoots appear from the tuber


Common Names: The Medusa like Habenaria


  1. Fimbrorchis medusa (Kraenzl.) Szlach.2004
  2. Fimbrorchis myriotricha (Gagnep.) Szlach. 2004
  3. Fimbrorchis myriotricha var. confluens (Gagnep.) Szlach 2004
  4. Habenaria myriotricha Gagnep. 1931
  5. Habenaria myriotricha var. confluens Gagnep.1934

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