Habenaria roraimensis Rolfe 1901 SECTION Nudae Photo by Fabian A. Michelangeli

Part sunCold WinterTo spring

Common Name The Roraima Habenaria [A mountain in Venezuela and Guyana]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Guyana in boggy to drier soils at elevations around 2300 to 2600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a pilose corm giving rise to an erect glabrous stem carrying small cauline, glabrous leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, terminal, laxly several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Vol 1 Lasser/Foldats 1969 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975; Venezuelan Orchid Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003