Habenaria bicornis Lindl. 1835

Photo by Joao Batista and The Research Gate Website


Drawing by The Kew Herbaria Website

partial sun Hot LATER Summer EARLIER Fall

Common Name The Two Horned Habenaria [Refers to the 2 processes at the base of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil in freshwater swamps and savannahs, sandy pinelands and grassy hillsides at elevastions of 5 to 350 meters as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial with ovoid tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrrying lanceolate, plicate, 3 nerved leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a terminal erect, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, floral bracts

Synonyms Habenaria bidentata Poepp. ex Steud. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Catalogo Descriptiva de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987; Field Guide to the Orchids of Panama and Costa Rica Dressler 1993; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchids of Cuba Larramendi & Llamacho 2005; LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 165184. Batista, Proite1, Carvalho1, Vale & Felix 2014 From Cuba to most of the Neotropic:... (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262674386_From_Cuba_to_most_of_the_Neotropic_Habenaria_bicornis_Orchidaceae_is_widespread_from_Mexico_to_southeastern_Brazil [accessed Apr 22 2018].; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide;