Habenaria amalfitana F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1893 SECTION Leptoceras

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Guezennec and The Images of Guadeloupe Orchids Website

Part Sun WarmColdSpring

Common Name The Amalfi Habenaria [A town In Antioquia Colombia]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Puerto Rico, the Windwards, the Leewards, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with 1 to 2 ovoid tubers giving rise to an erect leafy stem carrying 2 to 6, thin, linear-ligulate, basally vaginate, decreasing in size upwards leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, elongate, loosely several flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute to subacuminate, decreasing in size upwards, as long as the ovary to rarely longer bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria dussii Cogn. 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 as H dussii; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 38 Colombia Schlechter 1920; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Second Edition Romero & Carnevali drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 2001 photo good; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing ok; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 drawing fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide