Habenaria ciliatisepala J.A.N.Bat. & Bianch. 2008 publ. 2009 SECTION Nudae TYPE Drawing by © J.A.N.Bat. & Bianch and The Epidendra Website

Cool summer

Common Name The Ciliate Sepal Habenaria

Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]

Found in Bahia, Minas Gerais, the Federal district and Goias states of Brazil in seasonally dry humid grasslands usually on slopes and son etimes with rock outcroppings at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with an erect stem carrying 11 to 15, lowermost sheath-like, largest at the vcenter of the stem, spreading, lanceolate, leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 2.4 to 5.2" [6 to 13 cm] long, congested, 25 to 53 flowered inflorescence with broadly lanceolate, shorter to as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying small, green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Kew Bull. 63(3): 451–453 J.A.N.Bat. & Bianch 1998 drawing/photo fide