Habenaria itatiayae Schltr.1930 SECTION Guilleminii

Plant Specimen

Perianth

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 CoolSummer

Common Name The Itatiaia Habenaria [A Mountain in Rio de Janiero state ]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Bahia, Rio de Janiero and Minas Gerais states of Brazil in dry grasslands as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by imbricating leaf less sheaths becoming leaf bearing and carrying patent erect, linear, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, 2.4 to 7.6" [6 to 19 cm] long, more or less many flowered inflorescence with variable sized, 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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