Habenaria trifida Kunth 1816 SECTION Pentadactylae Urban

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Plant and Flowers in situ Bahia Brazil Photos by A. V. Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil. and His 'Orchids of the Restinga area of Bahia, Brazil', Website

Part shade Warm Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Three Pointed Habenaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Fr Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina in mangrove swamps, grassy areas and in lowland savannas at elevations of 800 to 1625 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with an erect stem completely enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths carrying 4 to 8, narrow, acuminate, erect to patent, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, few [1 to 3] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bonatea pauciflora Lindl. 1835; Habenaria allemanii Barb.Rodr. 1881; Habenaria caracasana Schltr 1919; Habenaria caucana Schltr. 1920; Habenaria curti-bradei Hoehne 1937; Habenaria dentirostris Pabst 1955; Habenaria duckeana Schltr. 1925; Habenaria endresiana Schltr. 1923; Habenaria flexa Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl. 1893; Habenaria flexuosa Rchb.f. 1965; Habenaria gehrtii Hoehne & Schltr. 1921; Habenaria kuhlmannii Schltr. 1925; Habenaria pauciflora (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1854; Habenaria pickelii Hoehne 1937; Habenaria setifera Lindl. 1839; Habenaria smithii Schltr. 1920; Habenaria spathacea A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Orchis longicornu Salzm. ex Lindl 1835; Rhinorchis kuhlmannii (Schltr.) Szlach. 2012; Rhinorchis pauciflora (Lindl.) Szlach 2012; Rhinorchis pickelii (Hoehne) Szlach. 2012; Rhinorchis trifida (Kunth) Szlach. 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853/4 as H spathacea; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as H setifera; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten I Venezuela Schlechter 1919 as H caracasana; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as H caucana; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 272. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as H endresiana; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H curti-bradei drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H flexa drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H kuhlmannii drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H pauciflora drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H allemanii drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H duckeana drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H setifera drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H pickelii drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H gehrtii drawing ok; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as H pauciflora; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960 as H pauciflora; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969; Fieldiana, Orchids of Peru 1st Supplement to Schweinfurth 1970; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing ok; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 771 Hamer 1982 drawing ok; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Ecuadorian Native Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013

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