Habenaria achalensis Kraenzl. 1893 SECTION Leptoceras

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FragrancePartial sun cold Winter

Common Name The Achala Habenaria [A Pampa in Cordoba Province of Argentina]

Flower Size

Found in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the winter on an erect, terminal, many flowered, 3 to 6" [7.5 to 15 cm] long, few to many flowered inflorescence and carrying fragrant flowers

CAUTION This species and H paivaeana are considered by many to be conspecific but I feel that they should be separate.

Synonyms Habenaria achalensis var. angustifolia Kraenzl. 1911; Habenaria angustiloba Lillo & Hauman 1917;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H achalensis drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H angustiloba drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as H achalensis;