Habenaria lactiflora A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845 Drawing by Ames and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Milky White Flowered Habenaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Jalisco and Michoacan states of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with small subterraneoan tubers giving rise to an erect stem enveloped completely by leaf sheath bases carrying distichous, strongly carinate, erect, adpressed to the stem, linear-lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, 3.2" [8 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Habenaria lactiflora var. buccalis Rchb.f. 1866

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 as H lactiflora var buccalis; Las Orquideas de El Salvador Hamer Vol 1 1974 drawing/photo fide