Habenaria atrata R.González & Cuev.-Fig. 2006 publ. 2007

Drawing by © R.González & Cuev.-Figeroa and The Epidendra Website

Fragrance partial shade Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Flat Black Habenaria [refers to the dried plant color]

Flower Size small

Found in Jalisco Mexico in oak/pine forests at elevations of 1300 to 1450 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with oblong-ovoid, wrinkled tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying cauline, rigid, imbricate, ovate to elliptic, grading smaller and better spaced above, the highest adpressed, lanceolate, subobtuse to acuminate, mucronate, yellow green, three nerved leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, semi-cylindrical, somewhat lax, .64 to 4" [1.6 ro 10 cm] long, 4 to 18 flowered inflorescence with twisted, conduplicate, slightly longer to equal the length of the ovary, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Habenaria atrata corresponds to the first form of H. guadalajarana S. Watson found within Flora Galaciana McVaugh (1985).


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo-Galiciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae McVaugh 1985 as the first form of H guadalajarana; *Ibugana 14(1-2): 37-39. R.González & Cuev.-Fig. 2007. Drawing fide