Habenaria exaltata Barb.Rodr. 1877 SECTION Leptoceras Drawing by © Hoehne and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Plant Specimen Flower detail

Plant Specimen

Pedicel and spur

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

partsun Cool LATE Summer

Common Name The Beautiful Habenaria

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Parana' and Rio do Sul states of Brazil as a small to giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by leafbearing sheaths carrying erect, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late summer on an erect, terminal, to 10" [25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, shorter to the same length as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria crassipes Schltr.1925; Habenaria henscheniana var. densiflora Cogn. 1893; Habenaria sceptrum Schltr. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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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