Habenaria goyazensis Cogn. 1893 SECTION Leptoceras

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

DrawingDrawing by © Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti and the The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon

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Common Name The Goias Habenaria [A state in central Brazil]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Guyana and central Brazil as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a short, stout stem enveloped by leafbearing sheaths carrying elongate, stright-lanceolate, long acuminate, plicate leaves that blooms in the late summer on an erect, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence with long-lanceolate, acuminate,shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

+"This is an uncommon species. In Northern Brazil it is known only by a 127 years old collection by Jobert from the island of Marajó. In the " cerrado" the species grows in seasonally humid places. Flowers are mainly green, with the base of the petals and lip white. The name H. goyazensis was mistakenly applied by Hoehne (1940) and Pabst (Pabst & Dungs 1975) to the species now known as H. longipedicellata (northern Brazil) and H. tamanduensis Schltr. (centralwest and southeastern Brazil). However, H. goyazensis has a short pedicel (ca. 5-6 mm long) and a spur about twice the size of the pedicellate ovary, while H. longipedicellata and H. tamanduensis have markedly long pedicels (15-30 mm long) and the spur and pedicellate ovary are about the same length."

Synonyms Habenaria pseudostylites Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881; Habenella hamata (Barb.Rodr.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006; Platantheroides hamata (Barb.Rodr.) Szlach 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing ok; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881 as H pseudostylites; 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; +The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon 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

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