Habenaria hexaptera Lindl.1835 SECTION Leptoceras

Plant Specimen

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

Part sun CoolSummer EARLYFall

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina in grasslands as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by ovoid-lanceolate, acute 5 nerved, grading smaller above leaves that blooms in the summer through early fall on an erect, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence.

+"This species is very similar to H. alata Hook., known from northern South America and Central America, and a detailed investigation is still necessary to determine the exact relation between them. The only records of H. hexaptera in Northern Brazil are from the " cerrados" over white sand of the Alto Tapajós. Flowers are completely green and the species is typical of dry places"

Synonyms Habenaria arvensis Barb.Rodr.1877; Habenaria hieronymi Kraenzl.1893; Habenaria hieronymi var. saltensis Hauman 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 H hieronymi drawing ok; +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 drawing

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