Habenaria balansae Cogn. 1906 publ. 1907 SECTION Subnudas

Plant specimen Photos by © Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti and the Orquideas de Minas Gerais; El Genero Habenaria

Part shade Warm Cool LATER Spring Summer

Common Name Balansa's Habenaria [Uruguayan Plant Collector in late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Maranhao', DF, Goias, Matto Grosso, Sao Paulo, Parana', Santa Catarina and Rio Grande Do Sul states of Brazil as well as Paraguay in damp grasslands as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by grading larger above, triangular, basally clasping, acute leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on a terminal, erect, .8 to 2.4" [2 to 6 cm] long, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with strongly amplexicaul, short, pale green floral bracts

Synonyms Habenaria butantanensis Hoehne & Schltr. 1921; Habenaria nigripes Kraenzl. 1911; Habenaria retusa Barb.Rodr.1882;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H retusa drawing ok; Orquideas de Minas Gerais; El Genero Habenaria 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 photo/drawing

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