Habenaria gollmeri Schltr. 1919

Plant and Flowers Drawing by Culbertson and Dodson Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 388 1980

Part Sun CoolCold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name Gollmer's Habenaria [German Botanist 1800's Original Collector of species]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in very wet montane forests at elevations of 1300 to 3400 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy in the apical half stem carrying lanceolate to narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, basally clasping, decreasing in size upwards, acute to sub-acuminate leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, terminal, cylindric, to 9.6" [24 cm] long, often much shorter, sub-densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, decreasing in size upwards, as long as the ovary to rarely longer floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orc hids Illustrated Vol 6 1976 as H parviflora not = H gollemri drawing fide;l Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 388 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 2001 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo ok;