Habenaria wercklei Schltr. 1923 Drawing by Fritz Hamer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Hot Fall

Common Name Werckle's Habenaria [German Orchid Collector in Central America later 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in open pastures and in lowland forests at elevations around 100 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by foliaceous sheaths grading to basal, green, largest below, acuminate, disitchous, conduplicater, conspicuously carinate leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, to 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, few to 15 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Habenaria gymnadenioides Schltr. 1923; Habenaria hondurensis Ames 1934; Habenaria verecunda Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 764 Hamer 1982 as Habenaria hondurensis drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Habenaria hondurensis drawing fide;