Habenaria acalcarata Espejo & López-Ferr. 1993

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Part shadeWarmFall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Spurless Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Chiapas Mexico at elevations around 850 meters in humid lower montane forests as a large to giant sized, warm growing terrestrial with fleshy ellipsoid to oblong, longly wooly tuber giving rise to a cylindrical, elongate, glabrous stems carrying towards the apex, erect, getting smaller towards the apex, membraneous, oblong-elliptic to lanceolate, glabrous, acuminate, entire margined leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on a terminal, erect, cylindrical, racemose, glabrous, to 4.8 to 10.4" [12 to 26 cm] long, moderately dense, to 80 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, sessile, basally conduplicate, longly acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Mexico City) ns 13 Espejo & López-Ferrari 1993 drawing fide