Habenaria crassicornis Lindl. 1835 SECTION Guilleminii

Photos by © Julio Valdez Partida


Photo by © Dennis Szeszko

Part shade CoolMIDSummerEARLY Fall

Common Name The Thick Horned Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras in pine/oak forests at elevations around 1800 to 1900 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte with a small globose tuber giving rise to a slender, glandular puberulent above, leafy stem carrying a few, small, ovate to lanceolate, acute to acuminate, keeled, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the mid summer through early fall on a terminal, rachis 2 to 4.4" [5 to 11 cm] long, loose, few flowered, racemose inflorescence with broadly ovate, acuminate, clasping floral bracts.

Differs form the similar H entomantha by the minutely glandular puberulence of the various parts of the flower and often the entire inflorescence.

Synonyms Habenaria adenantha A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952 drawing fide; Drawings of Florida Orchids Blanche Ames 1959 drawing fide; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing fide; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1974 drawing ok; Orchids of Guatemala and Beliz Ames & Correll 1985 drawing fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana McVaugh 1985; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez & Dressler 2005 photo fide; ; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018