Habenaria henscheniana Barb.Rodr.1877 SECTION Leptoceras

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

Part sun CoolLATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name Henschen's Habenaria [Swedish Orchid Collector in Brazil later 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Parana, Rio do Sul and Santa Catarina states of Brazil as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, stout stem enveloped by leafless and grading above into leafbearing sheaths carrying linear, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late summer through early fall on an erect, terminal, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, shorter than the ovary, three nerved, erect-patent floral bracts.

Synonyms

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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