Habenaria pygmaea C.Schweinf. & R.E.Schult. 1954 Drawing by © Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full shade Hot Warm

Common Name The Pygmy Habenaria [refers to the size of the plant and flowers]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in southwestern Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a small elliptical tuber giving rise to a stem carrying 2 or so, basal, in a loose whorl, elliptic leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, to 2" [5 cm] long, laxly few to several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Habenaria guanchezii Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 112 Dodson 1980 drawing fide