Habenaria castroi R.González & Cuevas-Figueroa 2004 publ. 2006 Drawing by © González & Cuevas-Figueroa and The Epidendra WebSite

partial sun CoolLATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name Castro's Habenaria [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size

Found in Zacatecas Mexico at elevations around 1950 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an ellipsoid tuber giving rise to a stem enveloped mostly by foliaceous sheaths and carrying 8, coriaceous, mostly imbricate, erect to adpressed, conduplicate, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, cylindrical, lax, to 3.2 to 4.2" [8 to 10.5 cm] long, 11 to 12 flowered inflorescence with erect, conduplicate, lanceolate, acuminate, longer than the flowers floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ibugana 12(2): 32-35. González & Cuevas-Figueroa 2004 drawing fide