Habenaria floribunda Lindl. 1835 SECTION Seticauda

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Common Name The Many Flowered Habenaria - In USA - The Toothed Rein Orchis -

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Florida, Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil and Paraguay at elevations of 900 to 1850 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial in damp hardwood hammocks with a stem enveloped completely by 5 to 12, glossy green, elliptic, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall through late winter on a terminal, 2' [60 cm] long, several to many flowered [10 to 60], racemose inflorescence with basal leaf sheaths and linear-elliptic floral bracts and flowers that have an unpleasant odor.

Synonyms Habenaria autumnalis Poepp. & Endl. 1836; Habenaria garberi Porter 1880; Habenaria herzogii Schltr. 1913; Habenaria odontopetala Rchb. f. 1844; Habenaria odontopetala f. heatonii P.M.Br. 2001; Habenaria selerorum Schltr. 1899; Habenaria strictissima var. odontopetala (Rchb. f.) L.O. Williams 1939; Habenaria tetrodon Kraenzl. 1920; benella floribunda (Lindl.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006; Habenella garberi (Porter) Small 1903; Habenella odontopetala (Rchb.f.) Small 1933; Platanthera garberi (Porter) Chapm. 1897; Platantheroides floribunda (Lindl.) Szlach. 2004; Platantheroides herzogii (Schltr.) Szlach. 2004; Platantheroides odontopetala (Rchb.f.) Szlach 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H hersogii drawing hmm; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as H petalodes drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing ok; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978?; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 as H petalodes not = H floribunda drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 6 1981 photo; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 6 1981 photo; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 763 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985 photo; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Fairchild Tropical Garden Bulletin Vol 47 No 2 1992 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1535 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as H odontopetala; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as H odontopetala; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 no 1 2008 photo