Habenaria ludibundiciliata J.A.N.Bat. & Bianch.2006 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

Common Name The Playful Eyelash Habenaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern, central and eastern Brazil and Colombia as a terrestrial

+"This species is similar to H. mystacina Lindl. due to the small flowers and hairy segments of the flowers. However H. ludibundiciliata is typically from dry, rocky places (vs. seasonally humid for H. mystacina), has the inflorescence usually secund and lax (vs. compact and densely flowered in H. mystacina), has conspicuous aristate lateral sepals (vs. not aristate), the hairs are concentrated on the margins of the lateral segments of the petals and lip and occasionally are completely absent (vs. invariantly densely haired and covering the surface of the segments, including the lip midlobe), and occurs in the centralwest and northern regions (vs. restricted to the Espinhaēo range in Minas Gerais and Bahia) (Batista & Bianchetti 2006).

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Pabst & Dungs 1975 as H culicina; +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

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