Habenaria aranifera Lindl. 1835 SECTION Leptoceras Collection sheet and photos by © Renz and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shadeCold LATE Spring

Common Name The Spider Carrying Habenaria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Rio Grande do Sul state of Brazil and Uruguay as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, thin, few leaved stem carrying lanceolate, acute, 3 nerved, more or less flat, membraneous leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, erect, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with ovate-oblong, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying erect, very small, whitish flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria repens var. gracilis Lüderw. & Hoehne 1940

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Band 35 Rio Grande Do Sul Schlechter 1925; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide