Habenaria jaliscana S.Watson 1887

In situ plant in Mexico Photos courtesy of Edouard Faria

and EARLY

Common Name The Jalisco Habenaria [A state of Mexico]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in western Mexico in Chihuahua, Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacan, Mexico, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Vera Cruz and San Juan Potosi states on grassy hillsides and openings or on moist banks mostly in oak or oak/pine forests at elevations around 800 to 2200 meters as a small to large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial orchid with a small basal tuber giving rise to an erect stem enveloped completely by many lanceolate, narrowly acute, spreading, conduplicate leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on an erect, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, few to 10 flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Flora Novo Galaciana McVaugh 1985; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide;

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