Habenaria corydophora Rchb.f. 1876 Photo by Rebecca Repasky and the Atrium Biodiversity Information System

Plant and Flower Photo by Philipp Weigell

TYPE Drawing of H buchtienii Collection Sheet by Renz and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade Cool ColdSummer

Common Name The Club-Carrying Habenaria

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations around 1880 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a slender, erect stem enveloped by foliaceous sheaths and carrying 4 to 7 scattered, narrowly triangular, acute, basally clasping leaves that gradually get smaller towards the apex and blooms in the summer on an erect, 3" [7.5 cm] long, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence with delicate green flowers with white petals and lip with blue gynostemium.

Synonyms Habenaria buchtienii Schltr. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Band VIII Peru Schlechter 1921; Repert. Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Band X Bolivia Schlechter 1922 as H buchtienii; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0235 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 drawing fide;