Habenaria distans Griseb. 1866 SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl. Photo courtesy of Dave's Garden

Plant and Flowers in situ Photo by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orhcid FOundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Fall winter

Common Name The Far Apart Habenaria [Refers to the basal leaves being apart from the inflorescence]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in S Florida, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia and Argentina in humid forests in moss at elevations of 1000 to 1900 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a few [2 to 6] basal leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, 2.4 to 5" [6 to 12.5 cm] long, laxly 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Habenaria amparoana Schltr. 1923; Habenaria distans var. jamaicensis Cogn. 1909; Habenaria jamaicensis Fawc. & Rendle 1909;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as H distans var jamaicensis drawing fide; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19 Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as H amporoana; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1971 drawing ok; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 760 1982 Hamer drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo not; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo not!; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide;