Habenaria millei Schltr. 1915 Drawing by The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name Mille's Habenaria [French Botanist 1900's Original Collector of species]

Flower Size

Found in Loja Ecuador as a medium sized terrestrial with an erect leafy above the base stem enveloped loosely by foliaceous sheaths and carrying rosulate, to 5, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, acute, rather thin, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a cylindrical, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, loosely many flowered inflorescence with foliaceous, ovate-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, the lower longer than the ovaries and progressively decreasing in size towards the apex bracts carrying rather fleshy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; P>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------