Habenaria aricaensis Hoehne 1915 SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl. TYPE Drawing by © Hoehne

Flower Drawing Drawing by © Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti and the The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon

Full ShadeWarmCool Fall

Common Name The Arica Habenaria [an area of Mato Grosso state of Brazil]

Flower Size 2 to 2.2" [5 to 5.5 cm]

Found in Mato Grosso Brazil as a giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by imbricating sheaths becoming oval-lanceolate, undulate margined, acute to somewhat obtuse leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, to 30 flowered inflorescence

+"Similar to H. hamata but distinct by the short lateral segments of the petals and lip (ca. 4-6 mm long in H. aricaensis vs. absent or at most obscure in H. hamata) and the completely white flowers (vs. a green lip and green and white sepals). Habenaria aricaensis is an uncommon species, restricted to the Brazilian " Pantanal" and the northern part of the " cerrado" biome, where it borders and occasionally enters the southwestern part of the Amazon region. The species grows in water or in very humid places."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 Drawing fide; +The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti; Rev. bras. Bot. vol.31 no.1 Sćo Paulo Jan./Mar. 2008