Habenaria josephensis Barb. Rodr. 1882 SECTION Leptoceras

Side View Of Flower

Plant Photos by Americo Docha Neto

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Common Name Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker's Habenaria [English Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

This is a small to medium sized, cool to warm growing terrestrial orchid found in Mantiqueira Rain Forest Mountains on dryer forests floor at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters with a succulent, erect stem carrying alternate, deep green, suffused with silver, lanceolate, keeled, gradually decreasing in size towards the apex leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, cone-like, erect, to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Habenaria bradeana Kraenzl. 1915; Habenaria foliosissima Kraenzl. 1921; Habenaria heterophylla Schltr. 1919; Habenaria josephensis var. integrilabia Hoehne 1940; Habenaria wacketii Porsch 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994;

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