Habenaria santensis Barb.Rodr. 1882 SECTION Nudae TYPE Drawing by Cogniaux and The Wikipedia Habenaria website

Full shade Cool Cold Winter

Common Name The Santos Habenaria [A town in Sao Paulo Brazil]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil near Santos, Surinam and Colombia at elevations around 1200 to 2700 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with pilose tubers giving rise to an erect, slender stem carrying 4 to 10, linear-lanceolate, acute, erect, dark bluish green leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, 1.2 to 4.8" [3 to 12 cm] long, laxly few to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, half as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying green flowers.

Synonyms Rhinorchis santensis (Barb.Rodr.) Szlach. 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 as Rhinorchis santanae drawing fide

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