Habenaria josephensis Barb. Rodr. 1882 SECTION Leptoceras

Side View Of Flower

Plant Photos courtesy of 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 leaves that gradually decrease 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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