Habenaria glaucophylla Barb.Rodr.1877 SECTION Humilis Photo courtesy of © Dalton Holland Baptista and © Orchidstudium

Plant specimen

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

part shade Cool LATER Summer EARLY fall

Common Name The Glaucous Habenaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Bahia, Goias, DF, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco and Sao Paulo states of Brazil in gallery forests and dry forests as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte with a very short erect stem enveloped by 3 to 4, basal, rosulate, elliptic-oblong, apically abruptly acute and slightly cuspid, glaucous, membraneous, 5 nerved, attenuate below into the base leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, 4 to 5 bracted, 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long, laxly 4 to 9 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, slightly shorter than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Habenaria epiphylla Rchb.f. 1881; Habenaria glaucophylla var. brevifolia Cogn. 1893

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

Habenaria glaucophylla var. brevifolia Cogn. 1893

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

A short leafed variewty of the previous species that also has floral differnces.

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