Habenaria melanopoda Hoehne & Schltr.1921 SECTION Subnudas

Plant in situ Brazil

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

TYPE Drawing Drawing by © Schlechter and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part sun Cool Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Black Footed Habenaria

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana, Rio do Sul and Santa Catarina states of Brazil as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by erect, linear, sheath-like, grading larger above leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on an erect, to 3.2" [to 8cm] long, laxly 8 to 14 flowered inflorescence with erect, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, half as long as the ovary floral bracts

CAUTION The photo does not come close to Hoehne's type drawing so please use with caution.

Synonyms Habenaria trimeropetala var. itatingensis Hoehne 1940; Habenaria verecunda Schltr. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing hmm; 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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