Habenaria achnantha Rchb.f. 1850 SECTION Leptoceras Photo by Izabel Miller

Drawing Drawing by Hoehne and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shadeCool LATESpring

Common Name The ?Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil in high mountain fields at elevations over 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a oblong, obtuse at the ends tuber giving rise to an erect stem carrying 4 to 5, lanceolate, deeply keeled, shiny, dark green leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, erect, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, rachis to 3.6" [9 cm] long, 9 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, as long as to shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria achnantha var. gracilior Cogn. 1893

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 acnantha var gracilior; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 drawing/photo fide; The Organ Mountain Range, its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide