Habenaria costaricensis Schltr.1921 Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Costa Rican Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica on humid forested slopes at elevations of 650 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 8 to 10, erect-patent, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, acuminate leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, glabrous, 2 to 6.4" [5 to 16 cm] long, sublaxly, 10 to 18 flowered inflorescence carrying whitish green to yellow green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17(481/485): 138. 1921; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol III Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;