Habenaria paivaeana Rchb.f. 1878 SECTION Leptoceras Photo by .Professor JOSE ANTONIO RADINS y su Flora de Missiones Blogspot

FragrancePart sunCool toCold LATERSummer

Common Name The Paiva Habenaria [A town in Minas Gerais]

Flower Size 3/8" [1.2 cm]

Found in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina as a miniature sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial with small, ovoid to oblong tuber giving rise to an erect, rounded to angular, leafy below stem carrying basally clasping, lanceolate, acute, erect, rather thin leaves that decrease in size towards the apex and blooms in the later spring

This species and H paivaeana are considered by many to be conspecific but I feel that they should be separate.

Synonyms Habenaria chloroceras Kraenzl. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

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