Habenaria parvidens Lindl. 1835 Type Drawing by Hoehne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Small Toothed Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador and Peru at eleavtions around 2600 to 2700 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect leafy stem carrying distichous, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, commonly canaliculate leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, loosely many flowered inflorescence with foliaceous, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, acuminate, the lower ones more or less foliaceous and progressively decreasing in size towards the apex bracts carrying rather fleshy, conspicuous flowers.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; P>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------