Habenaria brittonae Ames 1912TYPE Drawing by Ames

Part shade Hot Warm Summer EARLIERFall

Common Name Britton's Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Pinar del Rio Cuba on grassy hillsides in clay soils at elevations of 200 to 900 meters as a just large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect, slener, leafy stem carrying linear-oblong to linear-lanceolate, acute, basally largerst decreasing in size above leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a terminal, erect, slender, to 1 to 6.5" [2.5 to 15.5 cm] long, densely 6 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Similar to H amalfiana but can be distinguished quickly by the lateral lobes apices of the lip which are pubescent in H amalfiana and glabrous in H brittonae.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Catalogo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna Gale 1987; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide;