Habenaria alterosula Snuv. & Westra 1981Drawing by © Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti and the The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon

Partial Shade Spring

Common Name The

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Fr Guiana, Surinam and Brazil in forests at higher elevations as a large sized terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 9 to 12, grey-green leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, racemose, erect, 8" [20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence and is similar to H. avicula. +"The main difference is in the length of the lateral segments of the lip (about 5 mm in H. alterosula vs. 1-2 mm in H. avicula). The flower depicted in Lindley's original drawings of H. abortiens Lindl., a poorly know species described previously from Peru, is remarkably similar to H. alterosula and it is possible that the two species may be conspecific."

Synonyms Habenaria alterosula subsp. ecalcarata Snuv. & Westra 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo ok; +The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti; Rev. bras. Bot. vol.31 no.1 Sćo Paulo Jan./Mar. 2008

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