Habenaria orchiocalcar Hoehne 1915 SECTION Pentadactylae Urban Drawing by © Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti and the The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon

Common Name The Orchid Spur Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in west central to Para' Brazil as a warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, thin stem enveloped by remotely spaced, narrowly triangular, acute, basally clasping bracts that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, single flowered inflorescence

+"The distribution of this species ranges from the central to the northern part of the " cerrado" biome, where it borders and occasionally enters the Amazon region. In the vegetative parts the species is similar to H. macilenta, but H. orchiocalcar is distinct from all the other species in the region by the small (3-3.5 x 2.5-3 mm), ovoid, scrotiform, ventrally compressed spur. Sepals are green and petals and lip completely white and the species is typical of humid places (Batista & Bianchetti 2002)."

Synonyms Habenaria lancipetala Pabst 1967

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing ok; +The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti; Rev. bras. Bot. vol.31 no.1 Sćo Paulo Jan./Mar. 2008 drawing

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