Hab. medusae 'Ranger' photo by D.O.G. (Germany O.S.)

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Orchid Species: Habenaria medusa

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Habenaria medusa is an orchid species identified by Kraenzl. in 1892.
Genus
Habenaria (Hab.)
Grex
medusa
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Kraenzl.
Year
1892
ORIGIN: Found in Laos, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi and Sumatra in grasslands at elevations around 400 to 800 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized [in flower], hot to warm growing terrestrial with 4 to 5, lanceolate, acute, subcordate basally leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, to 16 [40 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 1/2 inches [9 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Fimbrorchis Fim medusa 2004 (Kraenzl.) Szlach.
Add+ Pecteilis Pec medusa 2018 (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Habenaria Hab medusae
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Hab. medusa 'Delicate Viper' (4 awards from 2015 to 2016) Hab. medusa 'Ranger' (4 awards from 2015 to 2016) Hab. medusa 'Donauperle' (3 awards from 2015 to 2018) Hab. medusa 'Bryon Rinke' (2 awards in 2018) Hab. medusa 'TG's Moths Attack' (2 awards in 2016) Hab. medusa 'Bryon' (2 awards in 2016) Hab. medusa 'Mike's Fireworks' (2 awards in 2016) Hab. medusa 'Helen' (2 awards in 2015) Hab. medusa 'Gem' (2 awards in 2014) Hab. medusa 'Orchid Specialist' (2 awards in 2009) Hab. medusa 'Natural World' (2018) Hab. medusa 'Marissa Gittelman' (2018) Hab. medusa 'Thanks Nora' (2018) Hab. medusae 'H&R' (2017) Hab. medusa 'Leo' (2017) Hab. medusa 'Ruby' (2017) Hab. medusa 'Debra' (2017) Hab. medusae 'Ranger' (2016) Hab. medusa 'Maria' (2016) Hab. medusa 'Barbas' (2016)
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