Habenaria parviflora Lindl. 1835 SECTION Leptoceras Photos by © Josť A. Radins Argentina

Full Sun HotCool Winter

Common Name The Small Flowered Habenaria

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Guinea?, Guyana, Surinam?, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina in dry or humid savannahs at elevations of sealevel to 2000 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial orchid with an underground tuber giving rise to an erect, slender stem enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths carrying narrowly linear-lanceolate, acute, dorsally carinate, plicate, 3 to 5 nerved leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, terminal, racemose, many flowered, 4" [10 cm] long, inflorescence carrying very small flowers for the genus.

Synonyms Habenaria angulosa Barb.Rodr. 1881; Habenaria caaguazuensis Cogn. 1906 publ. 1907; Habenaria demerarensis Rchb.f. ex M.R.Schomb. 1841; Habenaria inconspicua Cogn. 1907; Habenaria mello-leitonii Ruschi 1946; Habenaria montevidensis f. parviflora (Lindl.) Pabst 1957; Habenaria montevidensis f. reichenbachiana (Barb.Rodr.) Pabst 1957; Habenaria montevidensis var. tucumanensis Griseb. 1879; Habenaria pariquerensis Hoehne 1937; Habenaria parviflora f. robusta Hoehne 1936; Habenaria reichenbachiana Barb.Rodr. 1877;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H angulosa drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H pariquerensis drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H inconspicua drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003