Habenaria achalensis Kraenzl. 1893 SECTION Leptoceras

Photo by Cristiano Buzzato and his Flickr Orchid Photo WebPage


Drawing as H agustiloba Drawings by Hoehne

FragrancePartial sun cold Winter

Common Name The Achala Habenaria [A Pampa in Cordoba Province of Argentina]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy stem carrying lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acute to apiculate, dorsally carinate, 3 nerved, decreasing in size above leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, terminal, many flowered, 3 to 6" [7.5 to 15 cm] long, few to many flowered inflorescence witherect-patent, 3 nerved, ovate-lanceolate, generally longer tha the ovary floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers

CAUTION This species and H paivaeana are considered by many to be conspecific but I feel that they should be separate.

Synonyms Habenaria achalensis var. angustifolia Kraenzl. 1911; Habenaria angustiloba Lillo & Hauman 1917;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H angustilobadrawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H angustiloba drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as H achalensis; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 drawing ok; The Organ Mountain Range, its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing hmm; Orquidees du Bresil As Orquideas sa Serra do Castelo Vol 1 Chiron & Bolsanello 2015 drawing/photo good;