Habenaria crucifera Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881 SECTION Nudae

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

Part Sun Cool LATE Spring Summer

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in DF, Goias, Matto Grosso, Bahia and Sao Paulo states of Brazil in damp grasslands as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped sparsely by bract-like triangular, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, erect, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, long acuminate, as long as or longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria aphylla Barb.Rodr.1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H aphylla drawing hmm; 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 drawing

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