Habenaria brevilabiata A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845 SECTION Seticauda

Type Drawing by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

partial sun Cool

Common Name The Short Lipped Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in southwestern Mexico in humid oak forests at elevations around 1600 to 1950 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial or epiphyte with a glabrous, leafy stem carrying lanceolate, to oblong-lanceolate, acute, grading smaller above, arising from loose sheaths below leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, cylindrical, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute bracts.

Synonyms Habenella brevilabiata (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006; Platantheroides brevilabiata (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 drawing fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae McVaugh 1985