Habenaria longipedicellata Hoehne 1937 SECTION Leptoceras Drawing by © Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti and the The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon

Full sun Warm Summer

Common Name The Long-Pedicel Habenaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern and central Brazil as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect, robust stem enveloped by imbricating, leafless sheaths becoming leafbearing above carrying elliptic, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, slightly sinuous, pyramidical, densely many flowered inflorescence.

+"Habenaria longipedicellata is very similar to H. lehmanniana, H. rodeiensis Barb. Rodr. and H. tamanduensis Schltr., and the exact identity of each of these taxa and the separation between them is not clear. Until a more detailed comparative study is done, we provisionally treat here all the material in this group from lowlands in the Brazilian Amazon as H. longipedicellata. Material of H. longipedicellata appears identified in the literature and in several herbaria as H. caldensis, H. lehmanniana and H. rodeiensis. Habenaria longipedicellata occurs in open areas as well as the borders or even inside forests. Along with H. trifida and H. petalodes, it is one of the few Habenaria species that can colonize disturbed habitats and sometimes is frequently found in pastures, road sides and other man made habitats. The flower segments have a white base which becomes green towards the apex."

Synonyms Rhinorchis longipedicellata (Hoehne) Szlach. 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing ok; +The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon 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 drawing