Habenaria rolfeana Schltr. 1930 SECTION Nudae

Plant specimen

Perianth

Pedicel and Spur

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

Part sun Cool Cold LATERSummer EARLIER Fall

Common Name Rolfe's Habenaria [English Taxomonist a Kew 1900's and founder of the Orchid Review]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerias, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo and Parana and Santa Catarina states of Brazil in higher elevation grasslands as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, stem enveloped by lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on an erect, terminal, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Habenaria albertii Hoehne 1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 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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