Habenaria lankesteri Ames 1923

Type Drawing by C Lankester and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a tthe Jany Renz Herbaria Website

partial sun winter

Common Name Lankester's Habenaria [American Botanist in Costa Rica 1900's]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Belize and Costa Rica as a miniature to small sized terrestrial with an erect stem carrying approximate, more or less basal, narrowly elliptic-oblong, gradually narrowing at both ends, acute, obliquely ascending, 2 well developed, the others grading smaller to bracts above leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, 5 to more flowered inflorescence with adpressed, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Allied to H repens but differs in the structure of the labellum and petals.

Synonyms Habenaria brenesii Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Sched. Orch. 4: 2. Ames 1923