Habenaria pratensis (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1850 SECTION Pratensis Photos and Collection sheet by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot spring

Common Name The Prata Habenaria [A town in Goias Brazil]

Flower Size

Found in French Guiana and northeastern Brazil at elevations of 2 to 10 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 7 or so, linear, conduplicate, acute to acuminate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, 7" [17.5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Bonatea pratensis Lindl. 1835; Orchis pratensis Salzm. ex Lindl. 1835

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brazilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975;