Habenaria amalfitana F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1893

Plant and Flowers Photos by Guezennec and The Images of Guadeloupe Orchids Website

Part Sun WarmColdSpring

Common Name The Amalfi Habenaria [A town In Antioquia Colombia]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Puerto Rico, the Windwards, the Leewards, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with an erect leafy stem carrying thin, linear-ligulate, basally vaginate, decreasing in size upwards leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, elongate, loosely several flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute to subacuminate, decreasing in size upwards, as long as the ovary to rarely longer bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria dussii Cogn. 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 2001 photo good