Habenaria montevidensis Spreng. 1826 SECTION Leptoceras

Flower Closeup Photos by Jacques Klein and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by Cogniaux

Drawing of what was H arechavaletae

Drawing of what was H obovatipetala

Drawing Drawings by Hoehne

Part Shade CoolCold Summer

Common Name The Montivideo Habenaria [The Capitol of Uruguay]

Flower Size .75" [1.8 cm]

Found in southern Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina at elevations of 1700 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erectthin, pale green, several leaved stem enveloped completely by three nerved, oblong to lanceolate, acute to acuminate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 1.2 to 4" [3 to 10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with erect to erect-patent, lanceolate, long-acuminate floral bracts and carrying erect-patent, clear green flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria arechavaletae Kraenzl. 1893; Habenaria arechavaletae var. elata Cogn. 1893; Habenaria arechavaletae var. obovatipetala (Schltr.) Pabst 1954; Habenaria obovatipetala Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Band 35 Rio Grande Do Sul Schlechter 1925 as H arechaveletae; Repert Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Band 35 Rio Grande Do Sul Schlechter 1925; Repert Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Band 35 Rio Grande Do Sul Schlechter 1925 as H obovatipetala; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H arechavaletae drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H arechavaletae var eleata;Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H obovatipetala drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 as H arechavaletae drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 as H obovatipetala drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as H montividensis drawing ok/ photo no; The Organ Mountain Range, its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing no/photo no

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------