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

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

Flower Size 3/8" [1.2 cm]

Found in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina in open grassy paramo at elevations around 2500 to 3100 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a 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 on a more or less elongate, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, rather laxly many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Habenaria chloroceras Kraenzl. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Band VIII Peru Schlechter 1921 as H chloroceas; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958;

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