Habenaria secundiflora Barb.Rodr.1882 SECTION Nudae

Plant specimen

Drawing Drawing by © Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti and the The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon

Part sun Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The One Sided Bloom Habenaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, French Guiana, Guyana, Goias, DF and Minas Gerais states of Brazil as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by lanceolate,acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, secund, 5 flowered inflorescence with leaflike, smaller, half as long as the ovary floral bracts

+"This is a common species in Venezuela and in the " cerrado" of central Brazil but has been collected only once in the study area. A distinctive feature of the species is the petals which are entire for about 2 mm from the base and then divided above. The species was mistakenly identified as H. setacea Lindl. by Hoehne (1940, tab. 105, Figure 3), Pabst & Dungs (1975, Figure 140) and Renz (1992), and as H. mesodactyla Griseb. by Dunsterville & Garay (1979). Flowers are completely green and the species occurs in dry or seasonally humid places."

Synonyms Habenaria confusa Cogn. 1893; Habenaria lagunae-sanctae Kraenzl. 1893; Habenaria secunda Barb.Rodr.1881; Habenaria secundiflora f. ecalcarata (Renz) J.A.N.Bat. & Bianch. 2011; Habenaria setacea var. ecalcarata Renz 1992; Habenaria spiranthes Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881; Rhinorchis lagunae-sanctae (Kraenzl.) Szlach. 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing good; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as H. mesodactyla [in error]; +The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon 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 drawing