Habenaria digitata Lindl.

  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Habenaria digitata var. travancorica (Hook.f.) Pradhan
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Habenaria digitata Lindl.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests and grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills to 1400m; moist slopes, shallow soil, in full sun.
  • Key identification features : Lower leaves reduced to infundibular sheaths
  • Flower, Fruit : July-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Yavatmal district, Akola district
    • Odisha : Koraput district, Bargarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Indo-Burma
  • World Distribution : India, Himalayas, Bangladesh, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Habenaria digitata. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

Botanical Description

Herbarium Specimen(s)

Field Image(s)


All fields are required

Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Peninsular India by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ernet.in.