Habenaria caucana Schltr. 1920 SECTION Pentadactylae Urban TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Cauca Habenaria [A department of southern Colombia]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Department of Colombia in savannas at elevations of 1400 to 1600 meters as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, flexuous stem with black suffused or spotted sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, linear-lanceolate, acute to acuminate leaves taht blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, to 6" [15 cm] long, laxly 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with elliptic, acuminate floral bracts and carrying yellowish green flowers

Synonyms Rhinorchis caucana (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kolan. 2017

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 37 Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57 Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Figuren Atlas Schlechter 1929 Drawing fide; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 as Rhinorchis caucana drawing/photo fide

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