Habenaria richardiana Wight



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wight, R., 1852. Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis, Vol. 5: 14 (t. 1713). J.B. Pharoach, Madras.


Other references:

Rao, C. Kameswara, Geetha, B. L. and Suresh, Geetha. (2003). Red List of Threatened Vascular Plant Species in India: Compiled from the 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. ENVIS Centre on Floral Diversity, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. xxiv + 144 pp. [automatic download]

Ravichandran, V., Manikandan, M. and Murugan, C. (2019). Habenaria richardiana (Orchidaceae), a little known endemic orchid from Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (India). Richardiana 3: 25-30.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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