Habenaria cogniauxiana Kraenzl. 1898 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Full shade Cold Spring

Common Name Cogniaux's Habenaria [Belgian Botanist in Brazil late 1800's- early 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 2000 to 2900 meters as asmall sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 3 just above the base, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, acute to obtus, the uppermost conspicuously smaller, sessile leaves with an erect, remotely sheathed, stem with the sheaths rather loose fitting, that blooms in the spring on an erct, loosely several flowered inflorescence wih ovate-lanceolae, acuminate, as long a to shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Fl. Ecuador 9(225: 1): 28 Garay 1978 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 501 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide;