Habenaria pungens Cogn. ex Kuntze 1898 SECTION Nudae

Inflorescence

Perianth

Pedicel and Spur

Photos by © J. A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti and the Orquideas de Minas Gerais; El Genero Habenaria

Part sun Cool Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Stinging Habenaria [refers to the lip apex held towards the sky]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Goias, DF, Matto Grosso and Minas Gerais states of Brazil as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, thin stem enveloped by tubular, long-acuminate bract-like leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on a terminal, erect, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, densely many flowered infloresscence with ovate-lanceolate, longly and rigidly acuminate, as long as the flowers floral bracts all held in an apical pseudo-corymb of orange colored flowes.

Synonyms Habenaria pilgeri Schltr.1901

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orquideas de Minas Gerais; El Genero Habenaria Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti; Rev. bras. Bot. vol.31 no.1 Sćo Paulo Jan./Mar. 2008 photo

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