Habenaria amambayensis Schltr.1920 SECTION LeptocerasDrawing by © Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti and the The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon

Part Shade WarmCool Summerand EARLY Fall

Common Name The Amambay Habenaria [A Department of Paraguay]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Fr Guiana, Surinam, Brazil and Paraguay in savannahs as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a stout, erect stem envelopd completely by leaf bearing sheaths carrying linear-lanceolate, acute to slightly acuminate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 10" [25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with lanceoalte, acuminate, erect-patent, shorter than the ovary flora lbracts..

+"This species is similar to H. repens but differs by the size of the flowers and length of the lateral segments of the petals and lip (about 12-15 mm in H. amambayensis vs. ca. 4-7 mm in H. repens). In the type material and original description of H. marupaana, plants and inflorescences are shorter and the lateral segments of the petals and lip less developed than in H. amambayensis. However, these caracters are somewhat variable in H. amambayensis and the two species agree well in all of the other details of flower morphology. Habenaria amambayensis is also similar to H. schomburgkii and the exact distinction between the two species is not completely clear. The flowers of H. amambayensis are completely green and the species is typical of marshes and permanently humid places, usually with water over the soil."

Synonyms Habenaria marupaana Schltr.1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H marupaana drawing ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; +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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