Habenaria subfiliformis Cogn.1906 publ. 1907 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 Slightly Filiform Habenaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Surinam, Venezuela, Roirama, Matto Grossa, Para', Goias, DF, Tocantins, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Parana' states of Brazil and Paraguay as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, thin stem enveloped by short, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, erect, 2 to 4" [5 t o10 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with clear green adpressed to the stem floral bracts.

+"This species is similar and can be confused with H. leprieuri. In the Herbarium RENZ and U all the material of the species is misidentified as H. leprieuri. Distinctive features of H. subfiliformis are the slender and usually taller plants, the narrower lip midlobe (0.5 mm in H. subfiliformis vs. 1 mm in H. leprieuri) and the shorter spur (5-6.5 mm vs. 8-12 mm). Examination of the isotype of H. mitomorpha and holotype of H. rudolfi-schlechteri revealed that they are conspecific with H. subfiliformis. Flowers are completely green and the species is typical of seasonally humid places. Flowering time throughout most of the species distribution range occurs mainly at the end of the rainy season."

Synonyms Habenaria mitomorpha Kraenzl. 1911; Habenaria rudolfi-schlechteri Hoehne 1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as HY rudolph-schlechteri drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing ok; +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; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 as H aff. mithomorpha photo good;

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