Habenaria cryptophila Barb.Rodr. 1877 SECTION Leptoceras

Plant in situ Brazil

Plant specimen

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

Full Shade Cool Summer THROUGH EARLY fall

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

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia DF, Goias, Minas Gerais, Tocantins, Paraiba, Pernambuco states of Brazil in gallery and dry forests as a medium to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by imbricating leafbearing sheaths carrying, patent t oerect, elliptic-oblong, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer through early fall on a terminal, erect, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Habenaria anaplectron Rchb.f. & Warm.1881; Kusibabella cryptophila (Barb.Rodr.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881 H anaplectron; 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

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