Habenaria petalodes Lindl. 1835 SECTION Seticauda

Side View of Flower

Plant in situ Bahia Brazil Photos by A. V. Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil. and His 'Orchids of the Restinga area of Bahia, Brazil', Website

In situ Minas Gerais

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Part shadeHot WarmLATERSummer THROUGH EARLIERFall

Common Name The Petal-Like Habenaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina at elevations of sealevel to 1100 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a terminal erect, many flowered inflroescence

Synonyms Habenella petalodes (Lindl.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006; Platantheroides petalodes (Lindl.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 9. Panama Schlechter 1922 as H warszewiczii; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing ok; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = H floribunda;