Habenaria brevidens Lindl. 1835 SECTION Guilleminii

Plant specimen

Perianth Photos by © Lourens Grobler

Partial Shade Cool Summer EARLY fall

Common Name The Short ? Habenaria

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Goias, DF, Minas Gerais, and Sao Paulo states of Brazil in grasslands as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by small, oblong-ellipsoid, obtuse to acute, somewhat concave, basally claspng leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, 2 to 3.6" [5 to 9 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, long-acuminate, as long as the flowers floral bract.

Synonyms Habenaria aestivalis Barb.Rodr. 1882; Habenaria loefgrenii Cogn. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H loefgrenii drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 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