Habenaria leucosantha Barb.Rodr. 1877 SECTION Pratensis

Plant specimen

Perianth

Pedicel and Spur

Photos by © A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti and the Orquideas de Minas Gerais; El Genero Habenaria

Part shade Cool LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name The White Flowered Habenaria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Goias, DF, Minas Gerais, Matto Grosso, Sao Paulo, Parana', Rio do Sul and Santa Catarina states of Brazil, Bolivia and Uruguay as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by oblong-lanceolate, acute, dorsally carinate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, .8 to 3.2" [2 to 8 cm] long, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, slightly acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria leucosantha var. riograndensis Pabst 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Orquideas de Minas Gerais; El Genero Habenaria Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti; Rev. bras. Bot. vol.31 no.1 Sćo Paulo Jan./Mar. 2008 photo

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