Habenaria edwallii Cogn.1906 publ. 1907 SECTION Leptoceras

Plant Specimen

Pedicel and spur

Plant in situ Brazil

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

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Common Name Edwall's Habenaria [Swedish Orchid Collector in Brazil early 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in DF Goias, Parana', Minas Gerais and SaoPaulo states of Brazil in flooded grasslands as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an ovoid tuber giving rise to an erect stem enveloped almost completely by linear, acfute, basally clasping leaves that grade smaller above that blooms in the later spring and early summer on an erect, [3 t o8 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Habenaria adenosepala Kraenzl. 1921; Habenaria physophora Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; 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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