Habenaria obtusa Lindl. 1835 SECTION Seticauda


Pedicel and Spur

Plants in situ Brazil

Photos by © A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti and the Orquideas de Minas Gerais; El Genero Habenaria


Original Drawing by © Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Blunt Habenaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Surinam, Fr Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay in savannahs and burned areas in forests at elevations around 100 to 3200 meters as a small to giant sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying clear green, acuminate, acute, narrowing into the tubular base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, racemose, many [10 to 18] flowered inflorescence with large, oval-lanceolate, longer than the flowers floral bracts,.

Synonyms Habenaria liguliglossa Hoehne 1915; Habenaria lindenii Lindl. ex Rchb.f. 1859; Habenaria megaceras Barb.Rodr. 1877; Habenaria ornithoides Barb.Rodr. 1877; Habenella liguliglossa (Hoehne) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006; Habenella obtusa (Lindl.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006; Habenella ornithoides (Barb.Rodr.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006; Platantheroides liguliglossa (Hoehne) Szlach. 2004; Platantheroides obtusa (Lindl.) Szlach. 2004; Platantheroides ornithoides (Barb.Rodr.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853/4; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:150 Schlechter 1924 as H lindeni; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H liguliglossa drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H ornithoides drawing ok; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Parte 1 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003