Habenaria caldensis Kraenzl.1893 SECTION Subnudas

Inflorescence

Plant specimen

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

Partial Shade Warm Cool Spring THROUGH EARLY fall

Common Name The Caldas Habenaria [Poa do Caldas, a town in Minas Gerias]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, French Giuana, Surinam, Bahia, Goias, and Minas Gerais states of Brazil as well as Peru in open humid grasslands and along roadsides in wet montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with unevenly distichous, linear, acute, vaginate based leaves that blooms in the spring through early fall on a terminal, to 6.4" [to 16 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with ovoid-lanceolate, long acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria paludosa Barb.Rodr.1877; Rhinorchis caldensis (Kraenzl.) Szlach. 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing good; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 076 Bennett & Dodson 1989 drawing hmm, leaf definitly wrong, spur too long; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; 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

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