Habenaria rupestris Poepp. & Endl. 1836 Drawing by Hoehne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Rock Living Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Peru in rocky woodlands at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing lithophyte with an erect, basally sheathed, distinctly leafy above stem carrying ovate, elliptic-ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, amplexicaul below leaves that blooms on a more or less elongate, to 6" [15 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with as long as to longer than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958